CMS Finalizes Payment Policies Under the CY 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    View Authors December 2012

    On November 16, 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services published its final rule (77 Fed. Reg. 68891) for payment policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and made other policy changes related to Medicare Part B payment for services furnished in the 2013 calendar year. The final rule prioritizes the development and implementation of a series of initiatives designed to improve payment for, and encourage long-term investment in, primary care and care management services.

    Our publication provides a summary of the final rule.