The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule for 2021. Will they impact your reimbursement? Yes! Every specialty that bills Medicare for services rendered will feel the squeeze next year!
CMS is implementing the biggest changes in decades to Evaluation and Management documentation guidelines, coding, and reimbursement on January 1. One of the most impactful proposals on the table is the downward adjustment in the conversion factor ($3.83 reduction from $36.09 in 2020). Medicare payments for the following services may also be reduced: -9% for cardiac surgery, -8% for thoracic surgery, -7% for vascular surgery, -7% for general surgery, -7% for neurosurgery, and -6% for ophthalmology compared with 2020 rates.
Program times are Central unless otherwise noted.
12/4 and 12/11
|December 04, 2020||12:00-01:30||$199||Linda D'Spain||Register|
|December 08, 2020||09:00-12:00||$199||Jan Hailey||Register|
|December 10, 2020||08:00-11:00||$199||Jan Hailey||Register|
|January 13, 2021||09:00-12:00||$199||Register|
Target audience: This is an intermediate-level course designed for medical office coders, billers, auditors, clinicians, and practice managers.
*This program has the prior approval of AAPC for 3 continuing education hours valid through 11/30/21. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.