Part B News Features
Question: We have had some patients calling for an appointment to “get a COVID vaccine exemption.” They seem to have jobs that mandate their vaccination. Do we need to tell our doctors any... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
The numbers contained in CMS’ short list of high-volume codes are even less rosy than this year’s earlier proposal, with harsher payment cuts coming in CY 2022. ... More
Question: We have had some patients calling for an appointment to “get a COVID vaccine exemption.” They seem to have jobs that mandate their vaccination. Do we need to tell our doctors any... More
Question: A new patient came in and saw our physician assistant (PA) for some lacerations. She did not see a doctor. A week later the patient returned for follow up with an M.D. For purposes of billin... More
The numbers contained in CMS’ short list of high-volume codes are even less rosy than this year’s earlier proposal, with harsher payment cuts coming in CY 2022. ... More
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On Jan. 4, 2021, CMS updated the Part B conversion factor to $34.89, an increase of 8% over the previously finalized rate. The agency also revised total relative value units (RVU) for hundreds of services. Find the latest fees here.
Through the array of charts and data contained in this special report, you’ll find key characteristics of the medical practice professional working in ambulatory care settings today. From education and credentialing to emerging responsibilities and shifting practice trends, discover an illustrative look at the key personnel keeping medical practices going strong.
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The numbers contained in CMS’ short list of high-volume codes are even less rosy than this year’s earlier proposal, with harsher payment cuts coming in CY 2022.
While the 4% cut to the 2022 conversion factor is coming for all specialties, the impact of relative value unit (RVU) changes harbors its own outlook – fluctuating from a 6% gain for diagnostic testing facility to a -5% drop for interventional radiology and vascular surgery.

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