CORRECTION: ASNC Recalculates Pay Increase for SPECT Service 78452
On Jan. 25, 2021, ASNC reported that end-of-year legislation resulted in conversion factor changes that increased payment rates for SPECT services by 15 percent.Further analysis has revealed an error in our calculations from a transposed number. The pay increase for SPECT service 78452 in the final CY2021 compared to the CY2021 proposed rule amounts to 3.69 percent. We have confirmed that ASNC's CY2021 nuclear cardiology payment rate charts are correct.
While ASNC regrets the error, the key takeaway from the article stands: Grassroots advocacy by ASNC members and others throughout the house of medicine convinced Congress to halt the fee cuts in the Medicare physician fee schedule. We thank our members for responding to our calls to action.