ACR lauds AMA's support of MPPR repeal
Article Thumbnail ImageJune 20, 2012 -- The American College of Radiology (ACR) is lauding the American Medical Association (AMA) for passing a resolution that supports ACR's ongoing legislative efforts to repeal cuts to the professional component of interpretations of multiple body parts on the same patient on the same day.
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During its annual House of Delegates meeting in Chicago, the AMA passed Resolution 214, which backs the ACR's attempt to repeal a U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid rule that applies a 25% multiple procedure payment reduction (MPPR) to interpretations of contingent body parts.

The resolution will add to ACR's MPPR advocacy effort in Congress, where two pieces of legislation, HR 3269 and S 2347, are enjoying bipartisan support among lawmakers, ACR said.