tci Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement - 2014 Issue 1

Reimbursement: Innovative Approach To Handling Patients With Chronic Issues Proposed

Good news: Sustainable Growth Rate could be on the way out. March will come in like a lion for some specialties if the proposed Fee Schedule holds. But the CentersforMedicare&MedicaidServices (CMS) has suggested an innovative new approach to handling reimbursement for patients with chronic issues that could take effect in 2015. Conversion Factor Plunge Averted CMS noted in the proposed rule that the confirmed conversion factor won’t be released until the Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule is published this fall. However, based on current calculations, the conversion factor for 2014 is estimated to be $25.7109, which...

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