November 01, 2022

ACR Releases Preliminary Summary of Radiology Provisions in 2023 MPFS Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule Nov. 1. The ACR has created an initial review of provisions within the final rule that affect radiology or radiation oncology.

CMS estimates an overall impact of the MPFS finalized changes to radiology to be a 2% decrease, while interventional radiology would see an aggregate decrease of 3%, nuclear medicine a 2% decrease and radiation oncology and radiation therapy centers a 1% decrease. These reductions are less than the reductions in the proposed rule due to CMS correcting an error in the calculation of the malpractice relative value units (RVUs).

The ACR is reviewing the final rule and will release a detailed summary in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, email Katie Keyser, ACR Senior Director, Economic Policy.

Read 2023 MPFS final rule-related documents: