2011 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Emergency Update
We found some excellent information posted by Lauri Gray, CPC, RHIT on her recent Coders Voice blog page regarding the 2011 Medical Physician Fee Schedule Emergency Update. Please check it out!
“As physicians and other healthcare providers reimbursed under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) had hoped, Congress passed legislation during the lame duck session, which will maintain physician reimbursement for services provided to Medicare beneficiaries at the 2010 level for another year. These provisions are contained in the Medicare and Medicaid Extenders Act of 2010 (MMEA) which President Obama signed into law on December 15, 2010. The MMEA provides for a zero percent update to the physician fee schedule for claims with dates of service from January 1, 2011, through December 31, 2011…”
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