Listening Sessions on MAC Opportunities to Enhance Provider Experience

Members & Publications

January 2, 2020

Wednesday, January 15, 22, or 29, 2020 from 2 pm-3 pm (ET)

Register for one of these Medicare Learning Network events.

As part of its 2020 priorities, CMS is holding a series of listening sessions to gather feedback and improve your experience with the Medicare Fee-For-Service (FFS) program. Through competitive cost-plus award-fee contract procurements, CMS encourages Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to innovate and respond to provider, practitioner, and supplier expectations in their jurisdictions.

We invite you to participate in 1 of 3 MAC listening sessions. CMS wants to hear your feedback to improve processes and enhance interactions with your MAC related to operations, technology, and business functions. They are particularly interested in hearing provider, practitioner, and supplier ideas about actions they could take to improve the overall beneficiary quality of care and customer service experience they may have with the MACs.

You can email comments or questions in advance of the listening session to with “MAC Provider Experience” in the subject line. They may address them during the listening session or use them to develop other resources following the session.

Target Audience: Medicare FFS providers, practitioners, suppliers, their representative associations, and any interested stakeholders.



Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.