CMS Announces Proposed Payment Update for Medicare Physician Schedule

September 2005
O&P Business News;9/15/2005, Vol. 14 Issue 18, p93
This article reports on a proposed rule that would update payment rates and revise payment policies in the U.S. under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule as of September 2005. Based on this rule, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is expected to pay approximately $56.5 billion to 875,000 physicians and other health care professionals in 2006. The rule would also expand Medicare coverage of glaucoma screening, expand access for rural beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans to services of federally qualified health centers, reform payment for multiple imaging procedures and revise payment for inhalation therapy and end stage renal disease treatment.


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