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    ASCP Members’ Voices Heard on CMS Physician Fee Schedule Payment Cap; CLFS Still Hit Hard

    December 09, 2013
    ASCP members’ voices were heard when they submitted more than 10,000 letters this fall to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress in opposition to CMS’ highly controversial proposal to cap Medicare payments for important life-saving diagnostic tests and procedures. Last week, CMS announced it would drop the proposal from its CY 2014 Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule (PFS). Read more
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    ePolicy News December 2013

    December 06, 2013
    ASCP Members’ Voices Heard on CMS Physician Fee Schedule Payment Cap; CLFS Still Hit Hard
    ASCP members’ voices were heard when they submitted more than 10,000 letters this fall to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Congress in opposition to CMS’ highly controversial proposal to cap Medicare payments for important life-saving diagnostic tests and procedures. Last week, CMS announced it would drop the proposal from its CY 2014 Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule (PFS). Read more
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    ASCP Relieved CMS Eliminates Payment Cap in CY 2014 PFS Final Rule, Though Concerns Remain

    November 22, 2013
    On Nov. 27, 2013, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its CY 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule in addition to its CY 2014 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Final Rule. The pathology and laboratory community was especially anxious for the release of this year’s final rules, which was delayed due to the government shutdown. Read more
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    ePolicy News November 2013

    October 30, 2013
    ASCP, Laboratory Community Anxiously Awaiting PFS/OPPS Final Rules
    ASCP and the rest of the laboratory community are anxiously awaiting the release of the CY 2014 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS)/Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS) and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Final Rules. By statute, these rules are supposed to be published 60 days before their Jan.1, 2014 implementation date. However, the shutdown of the federal government complicated the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ability to roll-out these rules on time. Read more

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