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We’ve seen a lot of responses to proposed Medicare policies, but rarely one this swift and scathing.
 
 
In a sprawling Part B fee schedule released today, CMS proposed a 4% decrease to the Medicare conversion factor, revised policies for numerous E/M services, physician assistant billing freedoms and a loosening of telehealth coverage policies.
 
The FY2022 ICD-10-CM guidelines were released Monday, July 12, and include instructions for how to assign new code U09.9 (Post COVID-19 condition).
You can’t take short cuts when you recalculate revenue projections: In addition to the conversion factor upgrade, CMS has tweaked literally thousands of RVUs.
 
Responding to a COVID-19 omnibus bill passed in late December, CMS revised the 2021 conversion factor that determines Part B fees to $34.89 -- a nearly 8% increase from the $32.41 rate that the agency had previously approved as part of its annual rulemaking.
 

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