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ACCC continues to monitor, respond, and communicate to our physician practice members any changes in Medicare reimbursement to Part B covered drugs and biologicals, drug administration, and coding—as well as address the oncology drug shortage and issues related to the prompt pay discount.

Take Action Against Medicare Cuts to Radiation Oncology!

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed cuts to Medicare payments for radiation oncology and radiation therapy in the 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The proposed cuts would result in a 3% reduction for radiation oncology services and 9% for radiation therapy centers, after payment reductions totaling nearly 20% during the past six years.

Contact your Legislator today and help preserve patient access to high-quality radiation therapy in your state. Payment cuts seriously threaten access to care for many cancer patients across the country by potentially forcing community-based programs to close or limit their services. Congress needs to hear from you!

ACCC Conference Call on Proposed 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Rule

On Tuesday, July 21, 2015, ACCC hosted a members-only conference call on the proposed CY 2016 Physician Fee Schedule rule.

Listen to a recording of the call and download the ACCC analysis of the proposed CY 2016 PFS rule here (login required).

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the proposed CY 2016 PFS rule on July 8, 2015. The proposed rule was published in the Federal Register on July 15, 2015, and will be open for comments until Sept. 8, 2015.

Read the CMS fact sheet here.

Download the proposed CY 2016 PFS rule from the Federal Register here.


ACCC Conference Call on Final 2015 Physician Fee Schedule

On Tuesday, Nov. 18, ACCC hosted a members-only conference call on the final 2015 Physician Fee Schedule. An archive of the call is available here (login required).

Download summary of final CY 2015 Physician Fee Schedule here.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final calendar year (CY) 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on Oct. 31, 2014.

Read the CMS fact sheet here.

ACCC Comments to Proposed 2015 Physician Fee Schedule

On Sept. 2, 2014, ACCC provided comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the 2015 proposed Physician Fee Schedule.

Read ACCC's comment letter here.

ACCC Conference Call on Proposed 2015 Physician Fee Schedule

On July 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed calendar year (CY) 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).

Click here for a CMS fact sheet on the proposed rule.

Click here to download a summary of the proposed 2015 Physician Fee Schedule.

ACCC's members-only conference call on the 2015 proposed OPPS and Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rules was held on Wednesday, July 23. An archive of this call is available to ACCC members here.


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Accountable Care Organizations

Will Accountable Care Organizations affect the way you deliver cancer care? Find out! ACCC's archived conference call reviews the proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to help physicians, hospitals, and other healthcare providers better coordinate care for Medicare beneficiaries by establishing accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACCC discusses the rule and its potential impact on oncology.

ACCC Members can listen to the archived conference call. You'll need to log in.


Archive of ACCC Comment Letters on CMS Physician Fee Schedule:

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