The CY 2018 Medicare Physician Fess Schedule (MPFS) Proposed Rule clarifies details regarding the federal mandate that providers consult appropriate use criteria (AUC) prior to ordering advanced imaging for Medicare patients. The start date for the requirement is moved back to Jan. 1, 2019. The rule was released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) July 13. It does not contain proposed cuts to technical component reimbursement for mammography. The American College of Radiology will provide comments to CMS on the proposed rule.

Click here to read an ACR summary of radiology-specific provisions in the MPFS proposed rule.