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Payers, Providers Seek Delay for No Surprises Act Implementation, HHS Offers Some Relief

Both payers and providers are seeking some relief on the quick turn-around of the No Surprises Act, which is supposed to become effective January 1, 2022. And with the recent announcement of delays to certain portions of the Interim Final Rules implementing the surprise billing provisions of the act, it seems like the Biden administration is listening. READ MORE

CMS Releases 2020 MIPS Performance Feedback and Final Scores

CMS recently released MIPS performance feedback and final scores for performance year 2020, along with associated MIPS payment adjustment information for payment year 2022. The performance threshold for the 2020 MIPS performance year was 45 points. That means MIPS eligible clinicians who scored 45 points or more will receive a neutral or positive payment adjustment, and those scoring less than 45 points will receive a negative payment adjustment in the 2022 MIPS payment year. READ MORE

2022 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What Emergency Physicians Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published the proposed draft of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2022. In addition to the annual conversion factor update, the Proposed Rule also recommends changes to several payment policies. We’ve highlighted a few of the biggest for emergency physicians below. READ MORE

2022 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What You Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published the proposed draft of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2022. At the heart of the MPFS is the annual conversion factor update. After legislatively mandated adjustments, including the expiration of the 3.75 percent payment increase provided for CY 2021 by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, the 2022 conversion factor will be $33.58, a $1.31 (or 3.75 percent) decrease from the final CY 2021 PFS conversion factor of $34.89. READ MORE

2022 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: What Anesthesiologists Need to Know

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently published the proposed draft of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2022. In addition to the annual conversion factor updates, including the anesthesia conversion factor, the proposed rule includes several payment policy updates. We’ve highlighted a few of the biggest changes for anesthesiologists. READ MORE

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