THOUGHTS FROM COA

CMS Releases Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Outpatient Proposed Rules

CMS released the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule on July 3, 2014 with the proposed rule for outpatient hospital departments. CMS will accept comments on the rules until the end of day on September 2, 2014. COA will have a thorough analysis on the physician rule's impact on community oncology practices. For now, an overview of that rule shows a 1% fee increase for medical oncology, a 2% fee cut to imaging, and a 4% fee cut to radiation therapy. There are other provisions in the rule affecting community oncology. To access a copy of the rule and a fact sheet...

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