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.
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.
Congress is now out of session for the August recess. This means Congresspersons are back home in their districts and connecting with constituents. This is a great time for constituents to reach out to their members of Congress about the Chiropractic Medicare Coverage Modernization Act of 2019 (H.R. 3654).