As reported previously on this Blog, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services published the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule CY 2010 on July 13, 2009 in the Federal Register.  Unless Congress takes action before the end of the year, physician payment rates with be reduced by an average of 21.5%.  Some specialties will face deeper cuts.

If you haven’t already done so, you may wish to submit comments to CMS on the proposed rule, but you’ll need to do so soon.  The deadline for submitting comments is 5PM on August 31, 2009 – this Monday.  Comments can be submitted electronically at, by regular mail, by express or overnight mail or by hand or courier.  Instructions for submitting comments can be found at the beginning of the Federal register document.