Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule for 2015

The annual proposed rule to govern Medicare physician payment policy in 2015 was published in the Federal Register[] on July 11 by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

Key provisions for 2015 include Chronic Care Management, RUC/CPT, Telehealth, VBM and more. Click here to see a summary of the key provisions.

Physicians wishing to comment on the proposed rule can submit their comments in several ways:

  • Email: Go to Follow the instructions for ‘‘submitting a comment.’’

  • Regular Mail: Written comments may be mailed to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–1612–P, P.O. Box 8013, Baltimore,MD 21244–8013.

  • For information about express/overnight mail and hand/courier delivery, please see page 2 of the Federal Register document.

Comments are due on Tuesday, September 2, with a final rule to be issued on or around November 1 for implementation on January 1, 2015.  The AMA will circulate draft comments to states and specialties prior to the comment deadline.