AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 1 (January)

2008 Medicare Physician Payment Changes (January 2008)

January 2008 pages 1-5 2008 Medicare Physician Payment Changes The 2008 Medicare conversion factors are as follows: Medicare Physician Payment Schedule $38.0870 Anesthesia $19.9698 The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 provides for these conversion factors through June 30, 2008. See for updates. Coding Changes and Work Relative Values For the 2008 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, the AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) reviewed Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes through the new and revised code process as well as through the Five-Year Review Process. For the new and revised code process...

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