CMS Proposes Changes to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

On July 13, CMS issued a proposed rule to update payment policies and rates for services under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in 2018. A full list of the proposed changes is available here. They include: Payments for Off-Campus Provider-Based Hospital Departments The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 requires some services furnished by certain off-campus hospital outpatient provider-based departments to no longer be paid under the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS). For 2018, CMS is proposing to reduce current payment rates for these services from 50% to 25% of the OPPS rate. Medicare Telehealth Services The proposed rule adds several codes to the list of telehealth se

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