2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and CPT® Code Changes That Will Impact PM&R Practice

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February 15, 2017

Physiatrists can expect a number of changes to payment policy, coding, and reimbursement beginning January 1, 2017. Many of these changes are due to the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in November 2016. The fee schedule, updated annually, includes payment policy and reimbursement information for all codes billed to Medicare Part B.

Read the full article in the February issue of The Physiatrist.

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.