Proposed 2018 MPFS Rule Slashes Payment to IDTFs

If the proposed 2018 MPFS rule goes into effect as written, independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs) face an aggregate 6% cut in their CMS fee schedule, while most medical imaging practitioners will probably see few changes in their rates.

The 6% decrease for IDTFs is associated with a practice expense relative value unit (RVU) changes, according to the ACR analysis.

As always, ADVOCATE will keep you up to date on this and all issues impacting radiology as they become available.

Regards,
Lauren Sloan, MHA, RD, LD
Director of Regulatory Affairs