Please join us in sending a bipartisan letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to protect access to vital revascularization services integral to the effort of reducing amputations in Medicare patients with peripheral
artery disease (PAD). The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule is proposing to cut reimbursement for revascularization by up to 30% or more for critical revascularization codes (37225 – 37231, among others). These cuts stem from CMS’ proposal
to update equipment and supply pricing data in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule database. We have concerns with the accuracy of this data for revascularization codes
as they have no pricing data at all in the CMS database.