CMS recently released the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule final rule. Key proposals finalized include expanding telehealth, reforming scope of practice and modifying certain Evaluation and Management (E/M) payments. The changes to E/M payments will increase payment rates for office and outpatient visits and reduce some specialty services, such as radiology and Emergency Medicine. This budget neutral effort has caught providers’ attention. Providers’ concerns have already sparked initial legislative efforts. Find a summary of the final rule here.

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