July 24, 2018

2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published its 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (Proposed Rule) covering a wide range of topics.  In our series of articles, we have summarized and offered our insights on several key provisions.  Note that comments on the Proposed Rule were due to CMS by September 10, 2018, and we expect CMS to publish the Final Rule later this fall.   Of the 15,313 comments CMS received on the Proposed Rule, 1,212 of them included the acronym MIPS.  You can review all the comments here.

As information evolves, we’ll update this list of insights:

9/20/2018 – MIPS Performance Categories—Proposed Changes in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

9/18/2018 – MIPS Scope and Application: Proposed Changes in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

8/30/2018 – What You Need to Know About Advanced Alternative Payment Models, Even if You Aren’t in One (from the 2019 Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule)

7/31/2018 – Changes to the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

7/26/2018 – Changes to Part B Drug Pricing in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

7/20/2018 – Changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

7/20/2018 – New Payments for Non-Face-to-Face Services in the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule