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Physician assistants would be paid directly under Part B

Effective Jul 22, 2021
Published Jul 26, 2021
Last Reviewed Jul 27, 2021
CMS proposes to begin direct payment to physician assistants (PA) for professional services they provide. Right now, Medicare can only make payment to the PA’s employer or provider for whom the PA is a contractor. Under the proposal, mandated by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 that passed in December 2020, PAs would also be able to accept or reassign payment for their services.

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