CMS is seeking input on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposals. With this rule, CMS aims to improve how Medicare pays for primary care for people with multiple chronic conditions, cognitive impairment, and mobility-related impairments. More specifically, CMS is proposing:
- Payment to recognize the additional equipment (and time) necessary to properly serve people with mobility-related impairments.
- Payment for cognitive care assessment and care planning.
- Payment for chronic care management that occurs outside of an office visit for patients with multiple chronic conditions.
The PFS proposed rule can be downloaded from the Federal Register at: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-07-15/pdf/2016-16097.pdf