SNM Submits Comments on Proposed Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Rules for CY 2012

August 26, 2011

SNM has submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding the CY 2012 proposed rules for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. SNM's comments touched on the following topics: Reductions in Rates for Nuclear Medicine APCs; Physician Supervision of Diagnostic & Therapeutic Imaging Services; Increase in Threshold for Drugs, Biologicals, and Tx RPs That Are Paid Separately; Off-Set Files Policy; Packaging of Diagnostic Radiopharmaceuticals; and Continued Packaging for Multiple Imaging Services.