Updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS)
January 13, 2011
CMS recently announced updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), which affect Medicare payments to physicians for calendar year 2011. Note, these updates revise parts of the MPFS Final Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on Nov. 29, 2010, 75 Fed. Reg. 73170, et. seq. (Nov. 29, 2010). Key documents on the MPFS updates include:
- CMS Correction notice (Jan. 3, 2011) to the MPFS for CY2011 Final Rule;
- CMS Transmittal 828 (Dec. 29, 2010), Emergency Update to the CY2011 MPFS Database;
- CMS Transmittal 2129 (Dec. 29, 2010), Summary of Policies in the CY 2011 MPFS and the Telehealth Originating Site Facility Fee Payment Amount; and
- CMS Relative Value Unit (RVU) files with updated conversion factor.