This major final rule addresses changes to the physician fee schedule and other Medicare Part B payment policies, such as changes to the Value Modifier, to ensure that our payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services, as well as changes in the statute. This final rule also includes changes related to the Medicare Shared Savings Program,
requirements for Medicare Advantage Provider Networks, and provides for the release of certain pricing data from Medicare Advantage bids and of data from medical loss ratio reports submitted by Medicare health and drug plans. In addition, this
final rule expands the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program model.

This Final Rule will be published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2016.

The PFS Addenda along with other supporting documents and tables referenced in this final rule are available at http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/PhysicianFeeSched/PFS-Federal-Regulation-Notices.html.  Click on the link on the left side of the screen titled, ‘‘PFS Federal Regulations Notices’’ for a chronological list of PFS Federal Register and other related documents.  For the CY 2017 PFS Final Rule, refer to item CMS-1654-F.

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