The ICS has been carefully monitoring CDC and other information on the COVID-19 (coronavirus 2019). Although the ICS is not and cannot be a primary source on this subject, we want to make our members aware of relevant information that has been published by the CDC. The spread of this virus has particular implications for physician offices, as both health care providers and as employers.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that would make changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2021. When making changes, HHS is required to achieve budget neutrality which means for any increase there must be a decrease elsewhere. Therefore, under this rule, some codes received increases and others were significantly reduced.
This week we provide a reminder for items that may have slipped through the cracks in regard to license renewal (remember, the renewal window closes September 30, 2020). Also, we remind our members that with an ICS Membership also comes a membership to the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress. Watch the video to learn more!!!
In August 2020, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule that announces upcoming changes for Medicare payments under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), beginning January 1, 2021. The 2021 proposed rule was intended to improve payments and decrease complexity for evaluation and management services, increase coverage for opioid use disorder treatments, and broaden telehealth service coverage.