Surgical Oncology News

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CMS proposes policy, payment rate changes for the Physician Fee Schedule in 2012

Author: CMS Media Relations Group
Date:
Jul 01, 2011

CMS proposes policy, payment rate changes for the Physician Fee Schedule in 2012
 
WASHINGTON - July 1, 2011 - CMS Media Relations Group - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar year (CY) 2012. More than 1 million providers of vital health services to Medicare beneficiaries - including medical and osteopathic physicians, limited license practitioners such as podiatrists, and NPPs such as nurse practitioners and physical therapists - are
paid under the MPFS. CMS projects that total payments under the MPFS in CY 2012
will be $80 billion.
 
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http://interactive.snm.org/docs/PR.MPFS.2012.NPRM.07%2001%2020111.pdf

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today issued a proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in calendar year (CY) 2012.

More than 1 million providers of vital health services to Medicare beneficiaries - including medical and osteopathic physicians, limited license practitioners such as podiatrists, and NPPs such as nurse practitioners and physical therapists - are paid under the MPFS. CMS projects that total payments under the MPFS in CY 2012 will be $80 billion.

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