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Medicare Finalizes Payment Updates Effective January 2018

Dec 27, 2017

Several changes to payment policy and reimbursement take effect on January 1, 2018 due to the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in November 2017.

In September, your Academy submitted comments to CMS advocating for fair payment and policy for physiatry. In the 2018 rule, Medicare updated values for several services billed by physiatrists.  

Final payment information is available here.