PCC Comment Letter: Protect Final Physician Fee Schedule

A PCC comment letter called on Congress to protect the final 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS), which includes much-needed re-valuations for primary care. PCC believes the policy changes issued by CMS are well-justified by evidence, reflect current practice patterns, and are fiscally prudent. The final fee schedule includes higher values for E/M office visits and a visit complexity add-on payment starting in 2021; both help to re-align an unbalanced health care system that today better compensates “downstream” acute and specialty care over “upstream” prevention and chronic disease management.

Update Date: 
March 31, 2020
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