In mid-July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its 2022 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed regulation. The PFS and QPP regulation impacts Medicare payments for physicians and other health care practitioners for the next calendar year. The rates included in the PFS often serve as the basis for which many private payers revise their reimbursement levels, and the regulation includes updates to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, the quality performance program established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 40 – No 08 – August 2021
ACEP’s regulatory team has provided key takeaways of the 1,700-page regulation on its blog. All stakeholders, including ACEP, have until Sept. 13 to formally comment on the proposed regulations. If you’d like to stay apprised of the major regulations that affect emergency medicine, subscribe to the weekly Regs & Eggs blog.