On July 8 the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the display copy of the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule. The rule reflects proposed updates to payment policies and payment rates for services billed on or after Jan. 1, 2014. All policies and rates outlined in the proposed rule are subject to public comment. Following the close of the public comment period, CMS will modify and finalize policies and rates for 2014 in a subsequent final rule with an expected publication date of Nov. 1, 2013.
Significant proposed changes to payment and policy are outlined in a CMS Fact Sheet. The AASM will conduct an analysis of the proposed rule and will provide updated information to the membership in upcoming editions of the Weekly Update.