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AAO-HNS Comments on CY 2022 Medicare PFS/QPP Proposed Rule

AAO-HNS Comments on CY 2022 Medicare PFS/QPP Proposed Rule

On September 13, the AAO-HNS submitted a comment letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program proposed rule. The Academy’s comments focused on the following issues most significantly impacting the specialty:

  • Decrease to the conversion factor;
  • Rank order anomalies in the family of certain audiology codes;
  • Changes to E/M proposals;
  • Valuation of codes affecting otolaryngology;
  • Clinical labor pricing;
  • Telehealth services;
  • Scope of practice;
  • Appropriate use criteria; and
  • Quality Payment Program (QPP).

The Academy anticipates the final rule to be released in early November. AAO-HNS Advocacy staff will provide an analysis of CMS’ response to our comments and final policies for calendar year 2022 shortly after the rule’s release.

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