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Key Changes In CY 2024 MPFS Final Rule: New E/M Code, Telehealth Updates, And More

The CY 24 MPFS final rule last run the show was disseminated inside the November 16, 2023 Government Select. The run they appear addresses updated installment for specialist and other specialist administrations conjointly sets out unused rulemaking concerning certain other providers and things, such as ambulances, inquiries about offices and other demonstrative offices, and pharmaceutical […]
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Medicare Advantage Value-Based Care: Enhanced Health Outcomes

Alongside its positive impact on health outcomes, the Medicare Advantage value-based care plans implemented by an insurance provider resulted in a significant $8 billion in cost savings throughout 2022. Reports from the payer revealed that Medicare Advantage beneficiaries under value-based care exhibited improved health conditions, marked by reduced inpatient admissions and emergency room visits. The […]
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Anticipated Decrease in Medicare Reimbursement for Physicians in 2024

The Final Decrease Is Influenced By Add-On Codes and Regulatory Obligations On November 16th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the finalized rule for the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in the Federal Register. While the policies exhibit several positives, especially in primary care, telehealth, and behavioral healthcare, CMS remains dedicated […]
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2024 Medicare Outpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rules

The OPPS proposal lacked any mention of several prominent issues that industry leaders have eagerly awaited reforms on. Yesterday, federal officials introduced two sets of proposed rules, which included possible revisions to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for the 2024 calendar year. Within the PFS proposed rule alone, […]
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CMS Announces Proposed Medicare Payment Reduction of 3.4%

The 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposal includes a reduction of 3.4% to the conversion factor that determines Medicare payment rates. This reduction will widen the gap between practice expenses and reimbursement. If the proposal is approved, the new conversion rate will be $32.7476. Here are some other key highlights of the CMS proposal: The […]
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New Coding Classifications for 2023

Update your facility-specific guidelines accordingly for 2023. Although the new calendar year is not the beginning of the federal fiscal year, there are coding classifications and terminologies that changed on Jan. 1, 2023. Current Procedural Terminology® (CPT) and Healthcare Current Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) have releases that went out on Jan. 1. There are also […]
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Policy Changes for Medicare Payments Under the PFS

On November 2, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule (Final Rule), implementing certain updates and policy changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), effective on or after January 1, 2023. The final […]
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Congress To Pass Legislation To Limit Medicare Payment Cuts

Waiving the PAYGO sequester requirements and updating the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule would help limit Medicare payment cuts to hospitals, FAH wrote. As the 117th Congress nears the end of its session, the Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) has called upon congressional leaders to pass legislation that will reduce financial challenges for hospitals, including […]
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The potential Medicare payment cuts for 2023

The potential Medicare payment cuts for 2023 reflect the proposed 4.5 percent decrease in the Medicare conversion factor and the 4 percent PAYGO sequester. As medical groups expect to see Medicare payment cuts in 2023, practices are considering limiting the number of new Medicare patients and reducing clinical staff to ensure financial stability, according to […]
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2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on Unsustainable Cuts

Lower Medicare payments to physicians will lead to patient care by reducing access to services, according to medical groups commenting on the 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). In July, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the 2023 proposed rule and physician groups have been responding, including with detailed comments published […]
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