Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

[For more information on CMS’s new Quality Payment Program and what physicians need to report in 2017, please see our prior blog posts here and here.]

CMS recently issued guidance (accessible here) on the three-part “Prevention of Information Blocking” attestation which physicians and other eligible clinicians will need to submit to CMS in

The Medicare incentive programs with which you and your medical practice are familiar will soon be no more.  As of January 1, 2017, these programs (including the Electronic Health Records (EHR) Meaningful Use Incentive Program, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and the Physician Value-Based Modifier Program) will morph into the new Medicare Quality Payment

You may have heard that a transformation of Medicare’s physician payment program is in the works.  However, you may not know that the structure of the new program, called the “Quality Payment Program”, has been finalized and will begin its first reporting year on January 1, 2017.  Now is the time for you and

As of today’s date, Congress has not yet fixed or even patched the expected 21% cut to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  A eNews alert sent out today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services notifies physicians of the following:

The negative update of 21% under current law for the Medicare Physician Fee

On June 24, by a vote of 417-1, the House of Representatives passed a bill (H.R. 3962) impelmenting a six-month deferral of the automatic 21% cuts in the Medicare physician fee schedule retroactive to June 1.  This measure has already been approved by the Senate and is expected to be signed by the President.  The

According to a recent article on Politico, federal lawmakers are close to passing legislation that would suspend until 2014 the 21% Medicare Physician Fee Schedule cuts that have been hanging over physicians’ heads since January.  According to the article, under the bill physician payments would increase by 1.3% this year and another 1% in 2011.  In years 2012