CMS Releases CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule - McDermott Will & Emery


On November 2, 2023, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2024 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B [CMS-1784-F] Final Rule, which includes policies related to Medicare physician payment and the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Physicians and other clinicians once again face large cuts—more than 3.37% for CY 2024, a slightly larger cut than was outlined in the proposed rule. The finalized conversion factor (CF) update is primarily based on three factors: a statutory 0% update scheduled for the PFS in CY 2024, a negative 2.18% budget neutrality adjustment due to final PFS policies and a funding patch passed by Congress at the end of CY 2022 through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA, 2023), which partially mitigated a cut to the CY 2023 CF and offset part of the reduction to the CY 2024 CF.