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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.
Circle April 21 on your calendar. That’s the new expiration date for the declaration of the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) that has been in place since the determination made by HHS Secretary Alex Azar, II, Jan. 31, 2020.
 
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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