LUGPA Comment Letter Archive

LUGPA Submits Comments on MACRA Reform

On October 31, 2022, LUGPA submitted comments to Congress regarding MACRA and Physician Payment Reform. The comments expressed that Congress should reform payment updates, promote adoption of Physician-Focused Payment Models (PFPMs), reform or repeal the zero-sum game in MIPS, move Medicare towards true site-neutral payments, and codify the recent administrative reforms made to the Stark and Anti-Kickback laws.  Read more here.   

CY 2023 Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs Proposed Rule (CMS-1772-P) - September 2022


LUGPA submits comments on MPFS and OPPS Proposed Rules and Surprise Billing Interim Final Rule

Comment letter on the Calendar Year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (“MPFS”) Proposed Rule (CMS-1734-P) –  Oct. 5, 2020 

Comment letter on the Calendar Year 2021 Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS)/Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System Proposed Rule (CMS-1736-P) –  Oct. 5, 2020

Continuing our efforts for site-neutral payments, LUGPA submitted an amicus curiae brief in support of the HHS Secretary’s action to cap rates for hospital clinic visit services in the off-campus outpatient department setting. –  January 30, 2020 

LUGPA sent comment letters to HHS and CMS regarding the Anti-Kickback Statute Proposed Rule and the Stark Proposed Rule  –  January 2, 2020

LUGPA Comments to CMS on Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (“OPPS”) and Ambulatory Surgery Center (“ASC”) Payment System Final Rule for 2019 – January 2, 2019

LUGPA Comments to CMS on International Pricing Index Model for Medicare Part B Drugs – December 31, 2018

LUGPA Comments to OIG on Request for Information Regarding the Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducements Civil Monetary Penalty – October 26, 2018

LUGPA Comments to CMS on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program for Calendar Year 2019 – September 10, 2018

LUGPA Comments to Medicare Program Request for Information on Stark Law Modernization – August 24, 2018

LUGPA Comments to CMS on 2016 proposed ECQM – November 20, 2015

Medicare Program: Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment and Ambulatory Surgical Center Payment Systems and Quality Reporting Programs; Short Inpatient Hospital Stays; Transition for Certain Medicare-Dependent, Small Rural Hospitals Under the Hospital Inpatient Payment System; CY 2016 Proposed Rule (CMS-1633-P) – August 31, 2015

Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Repeal – March 25, 2015

Medicare Data Access for Transparency and Accountability Act (S. 1180) – August 11, 2014

Physician Fee Schedule CY 2014 proposed rule (CMS-1600-P) – September 6, 2013

GAO’s Draft Report on the Impact of Self-Referral on Radiation Oncology Services – June 18, 2013