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Physician Fee Schedule

CY 2018 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule with Comment Period

The  CY 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule with comment period  was placed on display at the Federal Register on July 13, 2017. This proposed rule updates payment policies, payment rates, and other provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after Jan. 1, 2018.

In addition to policies affecting the calculation of payment rates, this proposed rule proposes potentially misvalued codes, adding procedures to the telehealth list, and a number of new policies. CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule until September 11, 2017, and will respond to comments in a final rule. The proposed rule can be downloaded from the Federal Register at: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection.

CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

The CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule  was placed on display at the Federal Register on November 2, 2016. This final rule updates payment policies, payment rates, and other provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after Jan. 1, 2017.

In addition to policies affecting the calculation of payment rates, this final rule identifies potentially misvalued codes, adds procedures to the telehealth list, and finalizes a number of new policies, including several that are a result of recently enacted legislation.

The calendar year 2017 PFS final rule is one of several final rules reflecting a broader Administration-wide strategy to create a health care system that results in better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.

CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule with Comment Period

The CY 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule with comment period was placed on display at the Federal Register on July 7, 2016. This proposed rule updates payment policies, payment rates, and other provisions for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after Jan. 1, 2017.

The calendar year 2017 PFS proposed rule is one of several proposed rules that reflect a broader Administration-wide strategy to create a health care system that results in better care, smarter spending, and healthier people.

Care Management

For a one-stop resource focused on new Care Management services under the Physician Fee Schedule, such as chronic care management and transitional care management services, visit the Care Management webpage. 

Physician Center

For a one-stop resource focused on Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) physicians, visit the Physician Center webpage.