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Weigh in on Proposed MPFS

If you want to weigh in on the next few years’ physician fee schedule, do it before September 2.
On July 3, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) placed the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule on display in the Federal Register for comment. This proposed rule includes provisions for relative value units (RVUs) for 2015 and other Medicare Part B payment policies to ensure payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services.
The proposed rule also includes new provisions and updates, including policies related to:

The proposed requirements for PQRS focus primarily on the 2017 PQRS payment adjustment, which is based on quality measures reporting data from the reporting period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.
CMS is accepting comments on the proposed rule until 5  p.m., September 22. Instructions for submitting comments on this proposed rule are available at

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Brad Ericson, MPC, CPC, COSC, is a seasoned healthcare writer and editor. He directed publishing at AAPC for nearly 12 years and worked at Ingenix for 13 years and Aetna Health Plans prior to that. He has been writing and publishing about healthcare since 1979. He received his Bachelor's in Journalism from Idaho State University and his Master's of Professional Communication degree from Westminster College of Salt Lake City.

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