NCCS submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), offering comments on the Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule for calendar year 2024. NCCS also joined members of the Cancer Leadership Council (CLC) in submitting additional comments in a separate letter.
In the letters, NCCS expressed strong support for the proposals for new codes for community health integration (CHI), social determinants of health (SDOH) risk assessment, and principal illness navigation (PIN) services, which will strengthen Medicare services for people with cancer. NCCS also offered advice about certain elements of the PIN and CHI services, to ensure widespread utilization and to protect the quality of the services, and urged CMS to add a new code for cancer care planning, which would help improve coordination of care.
Read the letters below.