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Summary of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule — Payment Provisions
On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Revisions to Payment Policies under Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements final rule with comment period which was published in the November 23, 2018, Federal Register. This is the first year that CMS combined the Medicare PFS and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rules. CMS has published several fact sheets on the rule, including a fact sheet on payment changes for 2019. Below is a summary of some of the proposals included in the payment provisions of the final regulation. The quality payment program summary is separately available.
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