Late Friday afternoon, the American Medical Association (AMA) clarified information in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule and have provided an updated specialty impact table (attached), combining the proposals and the conversion factor decrease.
Based on the clarification to societies, please see the following updated information that we have updated in our Policy & Advocacy Blog and pasted below:
Based on the changes in the rule, including the decrease in the conversion factor, CMS projects urology will see a -3.7% change in total allowed Medicare charges for CY 2022. CMS estimates that general surgery will see a -3.8% change in total allowed Medicare charges for CY 2022 and that internal medicine will see a -2.4% change in total allowed Medicare charges for CY 2022; these estimates will vary based on an individual physician’s case mix.
For more information click here: 07_16_2021_Combined_Impact_of_Proposed_Rule_and_Conversion_Factor_Reduction_for_2022.pdf