SNMMI Submits Comments to CMS Regarding CY 2017 Proposed Rules for HOPPS and MPFS

September 1, 2016

The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging recently submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for two proposed rules for 2017. SNMMI submitted comments on its CY2017 Proposed Rule for the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) released in July 2016. 

In the HOPPS letter SNMMI commented on several important policy provisions including:

  • Proposed APC restructuring for nuclear medicine services
  • Reclassification and recalibration related changes
  • Payment modifier for x-ray films
  • Off-campus provider-based departments
  • Transitional pass-through payment period
  • Q9969 Code

In the MPFS letter SNMMI commented on several policy provisions including:

  • Policy changes to the refinement panel
  • Payment modifier for x-ray films
  • Elimination of physician payment increase
  • Appropriate Use Criteria

View SNMMI's HOPPS letter and MPFS letter »