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

CMS Releases CY 2024 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

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Overview


On July 13, 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-P] Proposed Rule, which includes proposals related to Medicare physician payment and the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Physicians and other clinicians are once again facing large, proposed cuts of more than 3.36% for CY 2024. While Congress has provided temporary partial fixes to physician payment in the last several years, its latest fix in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (CAA, 2023), enacted at the end of 2022, does not offset all the proposed cuts in this rule. In all, the budget neutrality constraints of the fee schedule continue to result in a negative proposed conversion factor (CF) update. Beyond the cut to the CF, CMS proposes significant policies related to telehealth services, updates to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), initiatives promoting health equity and other changes to further develop physician quality initiatives.

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