CMS’ Proposed Changes to the Physician Fee Schedule: 2018 Payment and Policy Updates

    View Author September 2017

    On July 21, 2017, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that addresses Part B Medicare payments and policies for calendar year (CY) 2018. The major proposed rule is one of several Medicare payment rules for CY 2018 reflecting a broader strategy to relieve regulatory burdens for providers; support the patient-doctor relationship in healthcare; and promote transparency, flexibility, and innovation in the delivery of care. The Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) is updated annually to include changes to payment policies, payment rates, and quality provisions for services furnished to Medicare beneficiaries.

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