THOUGHTS FROM COA

CMS Releases MD and Hospital Fee Schedules for 2015

The final fee schedules for both physicians and hospitals for Medicare in 2015 have been released by CMS. Medical oncology and hematology will receive a 1% payment increase in 2015. Radiation therapy will receive no increased payment next year; however, CMS had proposed an 8% reimbursement decrease. Radiology will be cut by 1%; however, the proposal was to cut radiology services by 4%. COA sent CMS a comment letter that addressed the cuts to radiation and imaging, and worked with key congressional offices in signing letters and weighing in against the proposed cuts. You can access the final physician rule...

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