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CMS PROPOSED PHSYCIAN FEE SCHEDULE 2022

CMS PROPOSED PHSYCIAN FEE SCHEDULE 2022

07/14/2021  |  Client Services Team

CMS has issued the proposed physician fee schedule for 2022 for review and comment.  It includes a grab-bag of changes, some good and some not so good.  Here is a list of the most significant proposed changes.  

  • Conversion factor reduction of 3.75% from $34.89 in 2021 to $33.58 in 2022 for a $1.31 reduction.  
  • Appropriate Use Criteria Program - CMS proposes to delay the payment penalty phase to January 1, 2023 or the January 1st that follows the end of the declared Public Health Emergency
  • Telehealth change - Allowing audio only services for established mental health patients in their homes for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of mental health disorders.
  • MIPS 2022- Change in performance threshold to 75 points, and 89 points for exceptional performance
  • MIPS Value Pathways(MVP) implementation in 2023 - This will be the 1st performance year to report MVP

Many of the specialty societies will submit comments, no doubt.  To read more about these changes see the links here: