Physician Services Payment & Policy Changes in 2010

On November 19, 2009, in Archives, by AQ-IQ LLC

CMS Announces Payment, Policy Changes for Physicians Services to Medicare Beneficiaries in 2010

Excerpts:

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced final changes to policies and payment rates for services to be furnished during calendar year (CY 2010) by over 1 million physicians and nonphysician practitioners who are paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS).  The MPFS sets payment rates for more than 7,000 types of services in physician offices, hospitals, and other settings…

In the final rule with comment period, CMS is also adopting several refinements to Medicare payments to physicians which will improve payment rates for primary care services relative to other services…

CMS is also finalizing its proposal to stop making payment for consultation codes other than the G codes that are used to bill for telehealth consultations…

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