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CMS Releases the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

CMS Releases the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

On July 29, CMS released the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. This rule includes updates to payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and the Quality Payment Program (which includes MIPS). The comment period for this rule closes on September 27, 2019.

Highlights include:

      • A slight increase in the conversion factor from $36.04 (in 2019) to $36.09
      • Proposal to implement the 10 percent de minimis standard for application of the therapist assistant modifiers in 2020
      • Proposal to increase the performance threshold for MIPS to 45 points in 2020 and 60 points in 2021

Read the CMS Fact Sheet for the Proposed Rule here.

Read the fact sheet for the Quality Payment Program updates here.

Access the Proposed Rule here.

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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