Prepared by the American Medical Association
An initial summary of the Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule is below for your information.
On July 10, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule with comment period. CMS also issued a fact sheet on the proposed rule. CMS is accepting comments on the proposed rule through September 11, 2017. The final rule is expected to be released in early November.
Below is an overview of some of the proposals included in the proposed rule. However, AMA still will continue to review the proposal and provide more detailed analyses in the coming weeks. There are a number of positive policies being proposed, and the AMA will work with the Federation as we prepare our comments to submit to CMS.