Health Policy Memos

October 31, 2022
ASNC Response to Congressional Request for Information on MACRA
September 2022 Congressional Request for Information on MACRA

September 22, 2022

100 Medical Societies Urge Congress to End Annual Medicare Fee Cuts

September 6, 2022

ASNC Comments on CY2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

June 6, 2022

Letter to Aetna on Non-coverage of Cardiac PET/CT

May 31, 2022

Letter to American Medical Association Board of Trustees on AUC Mandate
AUC Language in Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Senate Committee Report

May 18, 2022

Characteristics of a Rational Medicare Physician Payment System

May 18, 2022

Coalition Letter to CMS on AUC Program and House of Representatives Directive

Feb. 25, 2022

Societies Urge Congress to Collaborate with Medical Community on Medicare Physician Payment System Reform, Ensure Beneficiaries' Access to Care  

Nov. 29, 2021 

ASNC-Medicare Coalition Letter to Congress on 2022 Conversion Factor Payment Adjustment Extension 

Nov. 19, 2021

ASNC Statement on AMA House of Delegates Resolution 236 Regarding AUC Program

Nov. 19, 2021

AMA House of Delegates Resolution 236 on Repeal or Modification of AUC Program

Sept. 17, 2021

ASNC Comments on CY2022 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule 

Sept. 13, 2021

ASNC Pushes for Changes in the CY2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule 

Updated May 14, 2021 

The Time Has Come for Congress to Repeal the Medicare Appropriate Use Criteria Program

March 25, 2021

ASNC Joins CV Societies Urging Senate to Extend Medicare Sequestration Moratorium 

March 16, 2021

ASNC, Other CV Organizations Ask Congress to Continue Medicare Sequester Moratorium Through Public Health Emergency

December 11, 2020
 
ASNC Comments on Non-emergent Outpatient Stress Testing LCD (Novitas Solutions)

December 11, 2020
ASNC Comments on Non-emergent Outpatient Stress Testing LCD (First Coast Service Options)

December 1, 2020

Congress Must Act to Fortify Health Care System and Protect Access to Care

November 27, 2020
Multisociety Letter Urging CMS to Publicly Report Burdens of AUC Program Implementation

November 18, 2020 
ASNC-SNMMI Letter to Noridian, LLC, on Contractor Pricing for Myocardial PET Imaging

November 18, 2020
ASNC-SNMMI Letter to National Government Services on Contractor Pricing for Myocardial PET Imaging

November 8, 2020
ASNC Feedback to United Healthcare on May 2020 CCTA Reimbursement Update

November 7, 2020
ASNC-led Letter to Congress on AUC Program

October 29, 2020
ASNC Response to Humana Decision to Refuse Coverage for Hybrid PET-CT

October 5, 2020
ASNC Comments on CMS's Proposed Rule on Changes to Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs 

October 2, 2020 
ASNC Comments on CY2021 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies 
 
September 27, 2019
Final Congressional PET Sign On Letter to CMS

September 9, 2019
Multi-society Letter Supporting Bipartisan 'Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2019' (HR 3107)

December 11, 2018
ASNC Comments on CY19 OPPS Final Rule

December 11, 2018
ASNC Responds to CY19 MPFS Final Rule

September 6, 2016
ASNC Comments on Physician and Hospital Outpatient Proposed Payment Policies; Casts Doubts about Stand-Alone AUC Program 

July 8, 2015
CMS Releases Proposed Rule for 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

March 30, 2015
Milliman Study Provides New Evidence Against In-office Ancillary Restrictions

March 27, 2015
The Senate Punts on SGR Fix Until After Spring Recess; CMS holds claims through April 14, 2015

October 6, 2014
First Round of Physician-Industry Data Released to the Public

July 16, 2014
Sunshine Act Physician Registration Open until August 27

June 10, 2014
Lawmakers Voice Concern with CMS Rulemaking Process

June 10, 2014
ASNC Sends Message to Hill against Payment Equalization

June 10, 2014
Sunshine Act Physician Registration Open

April 28, 2014
California Bill to Eliminate In-Office Exception Defeated!

April 2, 2014
Comprehensive SGR Repeal and Reform Legislation Sidelined for 12-Month Patch

February 7, 2014
Deal on SGR Repeal and Reform Policy Reached

December 30, 2013
Excellence in Imaging: A Behavioral and Performance Needs Assessment of Imaging Competence Interprofessional Referrals and Collaboration

December 6, 2013
CMS Releases Final Rule for 2014 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS)

December 6, 2013
CMS Releases Final Rule for 2014 Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule (MPFS)

November 18, 2013
ASNC Payer Policy Feedback Form

November 1, 2013
Blue Cross Blue Shield Announces New Medicare Primary Duplicate Claim and Pricing Mandate Policy

September 17, 2013
SGR Reform Legislative Update

September 12, 2013
AMA Launches New Toolkit to Help Physicians Comply with Revised HIPAA Regulations