SNMMI Submits Comments to CMS Regarding CY 2014 Proposed Rules for HOPPS and MPFS

September 6, 2013

On Friday, September 6, SNMMI submitted comments to CMS on the CY 2014 Proposed Rules for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). 

In the HOPPS letter, SNMMI commented on New/Expanded Packaging Categories; New or Revised APC Placements and the Add On Payment Adjustment Policy for Radionuclides Derived from non Highly Enriched Uranium (non-HEU) Sources. 

In the MPFS letter, SNMMI commented on Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR); Medicare Economic Index (MEI); New Equipment Inputs for SPECT/CT; and the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)