ACS CAN Comments on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

September 6, 2016

In response to CMS’ calendar year 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, ACS CAN filed comments supporting the proposal to expand the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Model as a new Medicare preventive service because many of the interventions included in the DPP will also help beneficiaries lower their risk of developing cancer.  We also supported the proposal to improve providers’ ability to obtain reimbursement for certain evaluation and management services, because it would benefit cancer patients who need palliative care services.