WG - United States
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WG - United States

The chair of this WG is Ted Martin

Welcome to the United States working group:

This is the chief advocacy group for CMR users in the United States.  The WG has a primary aim of understanding the political and economic factors impacting the practice and continued development of CMR in the United States, relating that information to the US membership, and, as appropriate, facilitate and engage in CMR advocacy. The working group has developed a Payer Toolkit to assist members in interactions with public and private payers. It is our hope this Toolkit will serve as a resource for you.


Working group members recently have participated in coordinated efforts to increase the RVUs associated with CMR add-on flow codes.  See below for news.


We hold regular meetings at the SCMR scientific meetings. Ted Martin, M.D. at Oklahoma Heart Institute martin@oklahomaheart.com or (918) 878-2476


U.S. Chapter Working Group NEWS

CMS Provider Education Message:

Attention Health Professionals: Information Regarding the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The negative update of 21% under current law for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule is scheduled to take effect on April 1, 2015.  Medicare Physician Fee Schedule claims for services rendered on or before March 31, 2015, are unaffected by the payment cut and will be processed and paid under normal procedures and time frames.  The Administration urges Congress to take action to ensure these cuts do not take effect.  However, until that happens, CMS must take steps to implement the negative update.  Under current law, electronic claims are not paid sooner than 14 calendar days (29 days for paper claims) after the date of receipt.  CMS will notify you on or before April 11, 2015, with more information about the status of Congressional action to avert the negative update and next steps.

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