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.
- 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.