Friday brought about a bit of good news for cardiologists. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a technical correction to the Physician Fee Schedule resulting in significant increases in fees for cardiac CT, cardiac catheterization and myocardial perfusion imaging procedures. Jack Lewin provides this summary of the corrections.
This change does not completely right the ship for cardiology services, but it may slow down the rush to employment. It certainly will have a positive impact on valuation of cardiology practices that have a significant volume of ancillary services.