Provide Your Feedback on Proposed CY 2022 Medicare Reimbursement
On July 13, 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule regarding CY 2022 Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and other Part B Payment Policies (CMS-1751-P). The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) will be submitting comments on the proposed rule on behalf of our members. We welcome many of the provisions to continue telehealth flexibilities and include our workforce in the Quality Payment Program – but we must fight the proposed 3.75% cut to our reimbursement rates and the proposed requirement that telemental health services include an in-person visit (see details below).
We urge social workers to submit their own comments using the TEMPLATE LETTER by September 13. We encourage you to customize your letter to reflect your unique experiences and perspectives, and provide examples whenever possible to support your points.
The agency will issue the final rule later this year.
Click through for key provisions of the proposed rule regarding billing and reimbursement for social workers.