CMS Releases CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

CMS Releases CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On Monday, August 3, 2020, CMS released the calendar year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. This rule proposes several items relevant to therapy services, including payment updates for services paid via the Physician Fee Schedule, telehealth and communication technology-based services policy updates, changes to maintenance therapy regulations, and updates to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The comment period for this rule ends October 5, 2020. Casamba expects the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule to be released around December 1.

For more information, access Casamba’s Proposed Rule Summary.

Access CMS’s Fact Sheet.

Access the Quality Reporting Program Fact Sheet.

And access the Proposed Rule.

Holly Hester

Holly Hester is Casamba’s Senior Vice President of Compliance & Education, as well as the Compliance Officer. She provides regulatory guidance and interpretation, clinical programming and content development, education and training steerage, and compliance support for the company. As a physical therapist for more than 20 years, Holly has multi-venue clinical and management experience, giving her a unique perspective on the integration of compliance and training with therapy service delivery and clinical practice.
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