On October 5, the AAO-HNS submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CY 2021 Medicare HOPPS proposed rule. The Academy’s comments focused on:
Payment for Sinuva;
- Proposed payment for eustachian tube balloon dilation codes;
- Changes to the inpatient only list;
- Changes to the ambulatory surgical center covered procedure list;
- Prior authorization; and
- Proposed APC specific policies.
The Academy expects the final rule to be released around December 1 with an effective date of January 1, 2021.