We need your involvement! ACC and ASE will jointly be sending out a request for the AMA Specialty Society/ Relative Value Update Committee (RUC) in the next few days. Under review are codes that describe transesophageal echocardiography (TEE). If you perform these services and receive the survey – please take a few minutes to complete it. Learn more here.
The “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014” bill was introduced in the House on February 6. This proposed language was agreed to by the Energy & Commerce, Ways & Means, and Senate Finance committees to repeal the SGR. The bill includes policy provisions; however the policy extenders and financial offsets are still to be negotiations.
A copy of the bill, a summary of the bill and an official section-by-section summary of the legislation can be found here.