Archive August 2021

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CMS Proposes Further AUC Program Delay; ASNC Maintains Call for Repeal

In the recently released Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said it will delay the AUC Mandate another year. CMS is now aiming to initiate the program’s penalty phase in 2023 and is seeking information from the public that may assist the agency as it works to ensure that only appropriate claims are subject to AUC claims-processing edits.

CY2022 Medicare Proposed Rules Contain 'Mixed Bag' for Nuclear Cardiology Reimbursement

Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY2022 proposed rules for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) in July, ASNC's analysts have thoroughly reviewed the documents and concluded the implications for nuclear cardiology are mixed. Here’s a summary of the key takeaways.