CMS Releases 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

Proposed rule addresses changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B payment policies.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed rule for the 2018 physician fee schedule payment policies last month.  This proposed rule contains several major proposed rule changes, which include continued efforts to strengthen the Medicare chronic care management (CCM) program,  proposed improved reimbursement for care management services within federally qualified health centers (FQHC’s), new additions to the list of covered telehealth services, and a solicitation for comments on updating Medicare’s guidance on evaluation and management visit codes.  The proposed rule can be found here.