MDLinx October 19, 2021
Jules Murtha

COVID-19 has affirmed that changes and challenges are the norm in healthcare. Even so, physicians persist—for the personal reward tied to helping others, and the paycheck that comes later.

But changes to physician paychecks could be coming.

Physician fee schedule changes proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July could hurt physicians’ incomes. The proposal will likely come to a vote in early November unless Congress decides otherwise, and doctors need to know what to expect.

Changes to CMS reimbursements

The proposal features several changes. If approved, two major modifications will bear the heaviest weight on the shoulders (and wallets) of physicians. 

As noted in a recently published Medscape article, the first rule includes a hefty...

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