On July 8, the AASM announced that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) had released the display copy of the 2012 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, which is being reviewed and analyzed by AASM staff. This week the Proposed Rule was published online in the Federal Register. Please be aware that the 176-page Proposed Rule is a large file, so it may take a few moments to download.
More information about the Proposed Rule will be provided by the AASM in future editions of the Coding Corner. The final decisions on the proposed policy and payment changes are scheduled to be published in November 2011 in the final rule. Coding Corner articles are archived on the Coding Page of the AASM website for future reference.