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AAO-HNS Comments on CY 2021 MPFS Proposed Rule

AAO-HNS Comments on CY 2021 MPFS Proposed Rule

On October 5, the AAO-HNS submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. The Academy’s comments focused on:

  • Changes to the conversion factor;
  • Changes to the RUC recommended times for E/M visits;
  • Changes to services analogous to E/M visits;
  • Valuation of codes affecting otolaryngology;
  • Scope and equipment pricing;
  • Telehealth services;
  • Scope of practice;
  • Updates to EHR technology; and
  • Quality Payment Program (QPP).

The Academy expects the final rule to be released around December 1 with an effective date of January 1, 2021.

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