MedPage Today July 8, 2022
Amanda D'Ambrosio

— The agency also proposed expanding behavioral health, dental care, cancer screenings, and ACOs

CMS released its 2023 Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule Thursday, recommending lower payments for physicians under fee-for-service Medicare plans, as well as expansions related to behavioral health, cancer screenings, dental care, and patient access to accountable care organizations (ACOs).

The changes include a decrease in the conversion factor, a multiplier used to calculate physician reimbursement for fee-for-service payments under Medicare. The proposed conversion factor for the 2023 Physician Fee Schedule rule is $33.08, a decrease of $1.53 from last year, according to a CMS fact sheet.

The proposed conversion factor accounts for the statutorily required update of 0%, the expiration of a 3% increase in physician payments...

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