Comment Period Has Begun for 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On July 3, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) placed the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule on display at the Federal Register.  It was made available for comment on July 11. This proposed rule includes provisions for Relative Value Units (RVUs) for CY 2015 and other Medicare Part B payment policies to ensure that payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services.

The proposed rule also includes new provisions and updates, including policies related to:

PQRS Provisions
The proposed requirements for PQRS focus primarily on the 2017 PQRS payment adjustment, which is based on quality measures reporting data from the reporting period January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.

Submit Comments Today
CMS is accepting comments on the proposed rule until 5:00PM ET on September 2, 2014. Instructions for submitting comments on this proposed rule are available on Regulations.gov.

Join July 24 National Provider Call
Register today for the National Provider Call on the CY 2015 PFS proposed rule.  The call will take place on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m. CMS will review proposed changes to:

  • PQRS individual reporting requirements and PQRS Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO)
  • Updates to Physician Compare and the EHR Incentive Programs
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program policies related to the quality performance standard and reporting
  • VM policies

To register for the call, please visit the CMS MLN Connects Upcoming Calls registration website.

For more information about PQRS, visit the CMS PQRS website.

 
 

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