Manatt Health August 16, 2021
The Big Picture
On July 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for calendar year (CY) 2022. The MPFS establishes fee-for-service payments for physicians and specific nonphysician health care professionals for services furnished on or after January 1, 2022; as is typical, the MPFS proposed rule proposes some Medicare payment policy changes as well. The comment period end date is September 13, 2021.
In this rule, CMS is proposing to extend coverage of certain Medicare telehealth services through CY 2023, proposing to permanently extend coverage of tele-behavioral services delivered to patients in their homes and via audio-only technology, and proposing changes that would allow for Rural Health Centers (RHCs) and...