CMS Releases Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On August 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule.  CMS is not proposing any changes to the values of the outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services finalized in the CY 2020 rulemaking. If this rule is finalized as proposed, hematology/oncology is projected to see an increase of 14% in 2021. The proposed rule also includes significant discussion around telehealth. While CMS does not purpose to permanently waive many of the restrictions that have been waived during the COVID-19 public health emergency because the agency states that it lacks authority to make this adjustment, the proposed rule does discuss other options for extending telehealth services. Click below to read a more detailed summary. 

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