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By Christian G. Downs, MHA, JD
On Oct. 5, ACCC provided comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the agency’s proposed CY 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rules. CMS is expected to release the final CY 2020 Medicare payment rules in early December. Below are highlights from ACCC’s comment letters.
Specific to the proposed OPPS Rule, ACCC recommends that CMS:
In its letter, ACCC supports the proposal regarding changes in the level of supervision of outpatient therapeutic services in hospitals and critical access hospitals, but it seeks clarification on how that supervision will apply to chemotherapy and radiation oncology.
Specific to the proposed PFS Rule, ACCC recommends that CMS:
Read the full text of ACCC’s comment letters to CMS on the agency’s proposed CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Prospective Payment System rules.
Christian G. Downs, MHA, JD, is the Executive Director of the Association of Community Cancer Centers.