Howard B. Fleishon, MD, MMM, FACR, chair of the American College of Radiology® (ACR®) Board of Chancellors, contributed this post.

The ACR is working with more than 50 other national medical societies to avert reimbursement cuts due to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule evaluation and management (E/M) code changes that will soon go into effect.

The COVID-19 pandemic has already caused a major disruption and financial hit to various specialties within the healthcare provider community – including radiology. As patients begin to return for care, the recovery for many practices may be slow. Any further reimbursement reductions may jeopardize their ability to serve their patients.

As you may know, the ACR has created and gathered a number of microsites with resources to help us through this largely unprecedented national health event.

Now, many areas are beginning to reopen. Please know that we continue to work on your behalf to help you and your practice recover from COVID-19 and provide the best care to your patients.

Together, we are weathering the storm. And together, we will move the profession forward – whatever the future may bring.

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