Medtech Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Cardiology Practices Hit By Changes In Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

The American College of Cardiology will fight reimbursement cuts to cardiology practices imposed by the 2010 Medicare physician fee schedule that CMS finalized Oct. 30

You may also be interested in...



ACC takes physician fee complaint to court

American College of Cardiology wins expedited hearing set for Jan. 13 in U.S. District Court after filing a complaint Dec. 28, 2009, alleging that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius unlawfully adopted new cardiology payment rates in the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The complaint states that using invalid Physician Practice Information Survey data would threaten access to care for patients and increase medical costs (1"The Gray Sheet" Nov. 9, 2009). ACC is also seeking help from Congress in stopping the payment cuts to cardiologists' offices (2"The Gray Sheet" Dec. 14, 2009)

ACC takes physician fee complaint to court

American College of Cardiology wins expedited hearing set for Jan. 13 in U.S. District Court after filing a complaint Dec. 28, 2009, alleging that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius unlawfully adopted new cardiology payment rates in the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The complaint states that using invalid Physician Practice Information Survey data would threaten access to care for patients and increase medical costs (1"The Gray Sheet" Nov. 9, 2009). ACC is also seeking help from Congress in stopping the payment cuts to cardiologists' offices (2"The Gray Sheet" Dec. 14, 2009)

ACC fights Medicare cuts

The American College of Cardiology says it is pushing legislation in Congress that would hold 2010 Medicare reimbursement for cardiologist practice expenses at 2009 rates rather than enact the substantial scheduled cuts that will result from CMS's adoption of a new survey tool to calculate payments (1"The Gray Sheet" Nov. 9, 2009). The bill, sponsored by Rep. Charlie Gonzalez, D-Texas, would still allow other physicians, such as primary care doctors, to receive expected payment gains from the new methodology. The cardiology group earlier this month launched its Campaign for Patient Access program to share stories from patients across the country about how the Medicare physician fee schedule cuts could limit access to life-saving treatment

Related Content

Topics

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

MT028130

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel