Branham, Chandra N.
December 2008
Ocular Surgery News;12/10/2008, Vol. 26 Issue 23, following p5
Academic Journal
The article reports on the release of a final rule by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that updated payment rates and policies under the Medicare physician fee schedule for calendar year 2009 on October 30, 2008. Several changes that were authorized in July by Congress under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 were implemented by the final rule. The CMS also finalized several provisions for the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative 2009 program.


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