2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

The  2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule with comment period  was placed on display at the Federal Register on July 12, 2018. This proposed rule updates payment policies, payment rates, and other provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after Jan. 1, 2019.
This proposed rule proposes potentially misvalued codes, adds procedures to the telehealth list and other policies affecting the calculation of payment rates. This proposed rule includes a number of new proposals, including a proposal to change documentation, coding and payment to reduce administrative burden and improve payment accuracy for office/outpatient Evaluation and Management visits, and a proposal to pay separately for two newly defined physicians’ services furnished using communication technology.
CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule until September 10, 2018, and will respond to comments in a final rule.

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