Corporate Compliance

Regulations: CMS issues MPFS proposal, RVU review, and more

Medicare Update for Physician Services, July 7, 2011

CMS releases MPFS proposed rule

CMS has posted a display copy of the physician fee schedule proposed rule for 2012.

View the MPFS proposed rule display copy.

CMS publishes RVU review, proposals

On June 6, CMS published in the Federal Register a proposed notice that would make revisions to work relative value units (RVUs) and corresponding changes to the practice expense and malpractice RVUs affecting payment for physicians’ services. The proposals would be effective in 2012.

View the notice.

Comment on the notice.

CMS proposes eRx changes

On June 1, CMS published in the Federal Register a proposed rule that would modify the 2011 electronic prescribing (eRx) quality measure, provide additional hardship exemption categories for eligible professionals and group practices to request an exemption from the 2012 eRx payment adjustment due to a significant hardship, and extend the deadline for certain hardship exemption categories.

View the proposed rule.

Comment on the proposed rule.

HHS posts disclosures rulemaking

On May 31, HHS published in the Federal Register a proposed rule related to accounting of disclosures under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

View the accounting of disclosures proposed rule.

Comment on the accounting of disclosures proposed rule.

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