The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule Dec. 1. The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) is very disappointed in CMS’s decision to implement the evaluation and management (E/M) policy which will result in significant reimbursement cuts to specialties that do not perform E/M services, including radiology. ACR staff have prepared this preliminary summary of the final rule.
An ACR-led coalition of more than 65 medical associations continues to press Congress to stop the cuts before it adjourns at the end of December. Contact your senators now and urge them to include these crucial protections in the end-of-the-year legislative package.