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ACR Initial Statement on CY 2022 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

July 16, 2021 | Advocacy


Statement from ACR Government Affairs Committee Chair Blair Solow, MD, regarding the 2022 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule

ATLANTA - In addition, we are encouraged by CMS’s proposal to extend several of the telehealth flexibilities implemented at the start of the public health emergency through the end of 2023 as well as its commitment to evaluate whether these changes should be made permanent.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear that telehealth is an effective tool to provide quality care for patients living with musculoskeletal and rheumatic diseases and we look forward to continued engagement with CMS.

Further, we are pleased that CMS has accepted the ACR’s proposal to establish a MACRA MIPS Value Pathways (MVP) for rheumatology and look forward to working the agency to ensure its successful implementation.”


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