CMS has released the CY 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. The published version has not yet been released; comments are due October 5th. Below are three highlights from the proposed rule; stay tuned for a full rule summary.

  • Expand telehealth by adding services to the Medicare telehealth list of services and retaining certain COVID-19 flexibilities.
  • Reduce payments to certain specialties, including a 4% cut to infectious diseases.
  • Increase payment rates for office/outpatient E/M visits.

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