Comment Letters

Comment Letters

*NEW* Academy Submits Comments to CMS on CY 2015 MPFS Proposed Rule
On September 2nd, the Academy submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) addressing several of their proposals in the CY 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), including transitioning all 10- and 90-day global codes to 0-day global codes over a two year period, identifying approximately 80 codes as “potentially misvalued” and requiring review, and conducting the statutorily mandated update to malpractice RVUs. View the Comment Letter

Academy's Comment Letter on CY 2014 MPFS Final Rule

The Academy submitted comments to CMS by the January 27th deadline on the final rule for the CY 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. In the letter, the Academy addressed issues that affect Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Click below to see the comment letter:

*NEW* Academy's CY 2014 Fee Schedule Final Rule Comment Letter

Academy's Comment Letters on CY 2014 MPFS and HOPPS/ASC Proposed  Rules

The Academy submitted comments to CMS by the September 6th deadline on the proposed rules for the CY 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the CY 2014 HOPPS/ASC Payments. In the letters, the Academy addressed issues that affect Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery. Click below to see each comment letter:

Academy's CY 2014 Fee Schedule Proposed Rule Comment Letter
Academy's CY 2014 HOPPS/ASC Proposed Rule Comment Letter

Comment Letters on CY 2013 MPFS and HOPPS/ASC Final Rules

The Academy submitted comments to CMS by the December 31st deadline on the final rules for the CY 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and the CY 2013 HOPPS/ASC Payments. In the letters, the Academy addressed issues that affect Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Click below to see each comment letter:

Academy's CY 2013 Fee Schedule Final Rule Comment Letter

Academy's CY 2013 HOPPS/ASC Final Rule Comment Letter

Academy's Comment Letters on CY 2013 MPFS and HOPPS/ ASC Proposed Rule 

On August 28th, 2012, we submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on the proposed rules for the CY 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and CY 2013 HOPPS/ ASC Payment. In the letters, the Academy addressed issues that affect otolaryngology- head and neck surgery including quality reporting initiatives, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), and Outpatient and Ambulatory Surgical Center payment. Click below to see each comment letter:

Academy's Comment Letter on the Proposed Rule for CY 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS)

Academy's Comment Letter on the Proposed Rule for CY 2013 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment Rate