On Tuesday, January 5th, CMS published new Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) tables for 2021, incorporating the provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, including an update to the PFS conversion factor. The new PFS conversion factor for 2021 is $34.8931, an approximate 7% increase from the $32.4085 outlined in the CY 2021 Final Rule, but still well below the 2020 rate of $36.0896. The rates outlined in the posted tables apply to therapy providers who bill Medicare Part B in every setting except critical access hospitals.
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.