In a letter to CMS Acting Administrator, Andrew M. Slavitt, AAHKS joined other medical societies in recommending that CMS restores the Refinement Panel to serve as the relative value appeals process that was appropriately in place prior to 2011. CMS had convened the Refinement Panel to review public comments, hear testimony from practicing physicians and independently recommend refinements to relative values. In 2011, CMS modified the process to only consider appeals which include “new clinical information.” Read the letter.

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