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The conversion factor cuts that CMS floated earlier in the year are now confirmed – and heightened. Part B providers will have to prepare for a net 3.4% payment decrease across services in 2024, according to the final 2024 Medicare physician fee schedule released today.
Also, you will find new services moving to active status, such as caregiver training and principal illness navigation, a one-year telehealth parity patch, key value-based care updates and the launch of the much anticipated add-on complexity code G2211.
Make sure you're staying accurate with an overhaul to the COVID-19 vaccine and administration codes. The AMA announced it is deleting a significant number of codes, replacing them with new codes and striking Appendix Q from the CPT Manual.
Medicare decides it will accept place of service 27 (Outreach site/street) “to align with broader CMS efforts to address economic, social, and other obstacles impacting Medicare beneficiary healthcare access.”
The proposed community health integration service has created a lot of interest (PBN 9/25/23, subscription required). If your practice wants more details about the proposed service, read the full descriptor for the primary code. CMS also provided a sample scenario to better illustrate the work involved in providing the service.
It was in beta testing for a few weeks, but CMS officially launched its updated website on Sept 7. The remodeled site “features an updated information architecture and streamlined navigation, as well as a refreshed home page,” according to an email announcing the revisions.


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