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After two-plus years of COVID, mask compliance appears to be weakening, even in medical practices. Experts suggest you keep an eye on regulations and weigh the specifics of your setting and patient preferences to determine your best options.
Get an early start on 2023 with a look at the CPT codes that will be added, revised and deleted next year. Analysis of the proposed 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule reveals changes to 10 chapters in the CPT manual, in addition to the revisions to the E/M chapter.
CMS does not intend to adopt the new CPT code for prolonged services in the facility setting, such as hospital inpatient or observation (hospital) services. But, according to the 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule, the agency’s proposed alternative contains several twists.
Physician practices are facing a 4% cut to the conversion factor in CY 2023, and the fee losses are evident when looking at a list of high-volume procedures and services. For non-facility rates, only two of the nearly two dozen services on this list will see larger payments in the new year, according to a review of data CMS shared as an addendum file to the proposed 2023 Medicare physician fee schedule.


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