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CMS Proposes Sleep Service Payment Cuts

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docmoneyThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed rule for the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule includes projected cuts for all sleep medicine services in 2014.

“If implemented, a proposed cut to the practice expense relative value units (RVUs) will result in decreased payment for sleep services that are billed globally,” according to an analysis from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. “When billed separately, reimbursement for the technical component of the service also will be decreased while payment for the physician component of the service will be increased slightly.”

Sleep physicians should also anticipate changes to their Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) requirements next year.

The AASM plans on submitting comments to CMS, which will stress the impact these changes will have on sleep medicine physicians.

Join the discussion on the impact of the proposed cuts at Sleep Review‘s LinkedIn page.