The 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) finalized a number of payment changes designed to increase coverage for primary care and care management services. In this year’s final rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services added new billable codes for prolonged non-face-to-face evaluation and management services, assessing and creating a care plan for beneficiaries with a cognitive impairment, and behavioral health integration services. In addition, the agency drastically mitigated the extensive and onerous requirements to billing chronic care management (CCM) services and scaled back supervision requirements for transitional care management (TCM) services. To learn about these and other changes included in the 2017 PFS, read MGMA's analysis of the final rule.
-This article originally posted in the December 7 edition of the MGMA Washington Connection