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Academy Comments Submitted to CMS

September 4, 2014 - 5:08pm

Academy Submits Comments on 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
This week the Academy submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services outlining concerns about the proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. Topics addressed include: transitioning global codes over a two-year period, identifying about 80 codes as "potentially misvalued" and requiring review, and the mandated five-year update to malpractice RVUs beginning in CY 2017. MORE

Update: CMS' Exclusion of Coverage for Osseointegrated Implants
AAO-HNS and top CMS representatives met for a third time regarding the proposed rule that will negate CMS' coverage of bone conduction hearing devices for Medicare patients. The AAO-HNS has suggested an alternative to the proposed rule that would continue Medicare coverage. The Academy, the American Otological Society, and the American Neurotology Society have sent a joint formal comment letter to CMS. MORE