Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Fellow Fox Rothschild LLP attorneys Margaret J. Davino, Salvatore J. Russo and Nawa A. Lodin generously contributed this post.

On March 17, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) broadened access to Medicare telehealth services to allow Medicare patients to receive more services from their doctors without travel to a health care facility.  This benefit is available … Continue Reading

[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 order to qualify for points … Continue Reading

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 Program (QPP).   The QPP will … Continue Reading

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 your practice to get up … Continue Reading

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 bill also included clarifications of … Continue Reading

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 and 2013, primary care physicians would … Continue Reading