CHESTClinical Practice Resources

Clinical Practice Resources

As a chest medicine specialist, it’s important that you stay current on the latest developments in clinical practice and operations. With this, CHEST and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) have partnered to form a Joint Clinical Practice Committee. The mission of this group is to monitor, review, comment on, and educate the membership of both societies on coding, billing, and regulatory compliance issues that impact pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine. This group actively participates in the American Medical Association (AMA) RUC and CPT processes and monitors, reviews, and comments on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) coverage and payment policy, as well as advocates with CMS staff for pulmonary, critical care, and sleep services.

Below, you will find resources to assist you with your practice.

ATS/CHEST Webinar: Everything You Need to Know About the CMS 2021 Final Payment Rule
Recorded: January 26, 2021

Watch this on demand webinar to understand key policies finalized in the recent 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The final rule incorporates many important coding, billing, and documentation changes that will impact pulmonary, critical care, and sleep providers. You can also download the slides from the webinar.


For more information related to clinical practice resources or the Joint Clinical Practice Committee, please contact Suzanne Sletto,