August 03, 2020

ACR Opposes Imaging Cuts Due to E and M Coding Changes in MPFS Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule late Monday, August 3. The ACR will urge CMS against its proposal to move forward with changes to coding and valuation for evaluation and management (E/M) services. If finalized, those changes will result in significant reimbursement cuts to specialties that do not perform E/M services, including radiology. ACR staff have prepared a preliminary summary of the proposed rule. The College will provide formal feedback to CMS in the coming weeks.

Read the ACR radiology-specific preliminary summary of the CY 2021 MPFS proposed rule.