SNM Letter to CMS Regarding Proposed Revisions to the Payment Policy under the 2005 Physician Fee Schedule

September 24, 2004

SNM Letter to CMS Regarding Proposed Revisions to the Payment Policy under the 2005 Physician Fee Schedule

The Society of Nuclear Medicine (SNM) representing more than 14,000 physicians, physicists, scientists, pharmacists and nuclear medicine technologists, appreciates the opportunity to comment on the August 5, 2004, (69 Fed. Reg. 47487) proposed rule on revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule of the Medicare Program.

The SNM offers comments and recommendations on the following topics addressed in this final rule:

  1. Eliminate G PET codes and adopt 2005 CPT codes
  2. Payment for Part B Drugs & Radiopharmaceuticals;
  3. Practice Expense;
  4. Drug Administrations; and
  5. Medicare Payment Update

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