Tag: CMS

CMS Pilot Makes It A Responsibility On Ordering Service Providers To Support The Need of Radiology Services

Advocates of the healthcare imaging industry are increasingly praising an innovative pilot process from the CMS, which puts the responsibility on ordering service providers to defend the medical urgency of these radiology services. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced these changes, which were all set to be effective on December 1, 2020. It […]

Warning for Congressional Leaders: Planned Cuts in Medicare Might Cripple Specialty Providers

Radiology groups continue the full-court press opposing congressional leaders and seeking immediate relief to prevent tens of millions of cuts in Medicare to specialty, which is all set to arrive soon. Their latest plea was in the form of a letter written to Nancy Pelosi, the House Speaker, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader. […]

CMS Announces New Terms for Repayment of Medicare Advances for Radiologists During This Economic Downturn

The CMS (Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services) released its final rules and guidelines governing the Medicare system of payment for 2021, thus affirming a radical cut in the reimbursement of radiology in 2021, which was proposed early in 2020. However, some surprises sprung in the MPFS (Medicare Physician Fee Schedule) Final Rule, which was […]

2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Causes Concerns

The latest analysis of the new 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule is finding more ways for radiologists to detest the new proposal. There are several valid reasons to do so. Consulting company Healthcare Administrative Partners shared a deep dive recently, highlighting substantial cuts of doc payments in the coming year. While the numbers are already […]

CMS kick-starting new radiology prior-authorization policies on July 1, imaging advocates

Good health of the people of the country leads to the accumulation of wealth as well. No country can ever shine without guaranteeing advanced medical care facilities for the population. Apart from making the advanced medical care facilities available, it is also important to ensure proper distribution of the services. When the best facilities reach […]

CDS, AUC, PAMA, and Patients over Paperwork. One-year CDS with no penalties. Education or enforcement?

The Centre for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released PAMA (Protecting Access to Medicare Act), according to which ordering providers are now required to consult AUC (Appropriate User Criteria) CDS (Clinical Decision Support) tool while ordering advanced imaging and diagnostic equipment for patients of Medicare. American College of Radiology (ACR) appreciated this announcement, as a […]

CMS Gives Reprieve To Radiology Payments Due To COVID-19

The world today is facing one of the deadliest challenges ever. Throughout the journey of civilizations, humans have faced the threat of epidemic several times. Earlier, when the healthcare system was not much developed, and the medicines and other resources were limited, any disease with the potential to spread fast used to become of epidemic […]

ACR Asks Radiologists To Help Cut In Ultrasound Reimbursements

There is an increasing demand for radiological services in the United States. It can be attributed to several factors ranging from a growing aging population to the requirement for better diagnostic facilities. But, the American College of Radiology (ACR) has recently brought forward a new challenge faced by the industry. The Centers for Medicare and […]