In CMS
Aug 17th, 2018
If you’re interested to learn more about the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, you’ll get your chance on Monday, August 27. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar that day, from 2:00-3:30 p.m. (Eastern time). The planned overview of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule will ...
In CMS
Jul 13th, 2018
The Federal Register scheduled for publication on July 27, 2018 will include a proposal for a single E/M payment for new outpatient services, and a different single E/M payment for established outpatient E/M services, regardless of the E/M level submitted. This is one of several Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) proposals to streamline E/M documentation requirements, ...
In CMS
Nov 9th, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) 2017 Final Rule, which sets the MPFS conversion factor at $35.8887 (up slightly from $35.8279 in 2016). The conversion factor accounts for a a budget neutrality adjustment of 1.0050, a 0.5 percent update factor required by MACRA, and a ...
In MACRA
Jul 28th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a small increase in Medicare payments for providers, for the year ahead. The “Proposed policy, payment, and quality provisions changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2016” sets the 2016 physician fee schedule (PFS) conversion factor at $36.1096, versus the current $ ...
In CMS
Jun 15th, 2015
by John Verhovshek, MA, CPC Not every code is eligible for payment with modifier 50 Bilateral procedure appended. How do you know if you should append the modifier or leave it off? Maybe you should report two units of the code, instead? For Medicare payers, the ultimate source of information is the Medicare Physician Fee ...