BC Advantage - 2016 Issue 12

Global period, key changes in 2017 fee schedule final rule

There are fewer reporting requirements in the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, thanks to CMS significantly relaxing its global surgical period reporting requirement, according to an exclusive analysis by The Business of Medicine. One of the top provisions in the 2017 PFS proposed rule pertained to data reporting for all CPT codes with a 10-day or 90-day global period. As a prelude to eliminating the global surgical package, CMS planned to collect data on the types of services furnished during 10-day and 90day global periods so that it could properly value surgical services. This provision would've...

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