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    Refinement Panel Sign-on Letter Submitted to CMS

    August 31, 2016

    SCAI and multiple medical organizations recently recommended that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) restore the Refinement Panel to serve as the relative value appeals process that was appropriately in place prior to 2011. The American Medical Association (AMA) reviewed the need for an appeals process at the 2016 AMA House of Delegates Annual Meeting and determined that having an objective, transparent and consistently-applied formal appeals process in place is paramount and that the original Refinement Panel process would best serve this function.

    Read the full letter here