The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and more than 40 other medical specialty societies signed on to a letter urging the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) not to move forward with the changes to split or shared visits, as finalized in the Calendar Year 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.

The letter, coordinated and submitted by the American Medical Association (AMA), urges CMS to implement an alternative policy that would allow physicians or qualified health professionals to bill split or shared visits based on time or medical decision-making, consistent with the billing practice for office or other outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) visits. CMS should seek further input from stakeholders to ensure that the revised policy does not have any unintended consequences for patients or physician-led, team-based care.

Members may send questions about the letter to