SNM Comments to CMS RE: 2007 Proposed MPFS Rule

October 10, 2006

SNM Comments to CMS RE: 2007 Proposed MPFS Rule

On October 9, 2006, the SNM sent comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2007.

SNM comments to CMS address the following:

  • 2005 Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) Proposals
  • ASP Issues
  • Publishing Relative Value Units
  • Independent Diagnostic Testing Facilities (IDTF)
  • Reassignment Rule and Physician Self-Referral

The SNM prepares charts and spreadsheets that evaluate the impact of the proposed MPFS rule for nuclear medicine procedures and products. The proposed 2007 charts and spreadsheets, as well as the SNM’s official comments to the rule, are currently available on the SNM Coding Corner.

The Proposed 2007 MPFS Rule can be found on the CMS website at:
http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PhysicianFeeSched/PFSFRN/itemdetail.asp?filterType=none&filterByDID=-99&sortByDID=4&sortOrder=ascending&itemID=CMS1185539.