AMA Releases Summary of 2020 Medicare Physician Fee and QPP Proposed Rule

On July 29th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the AMA has released a summary of the proposed rule.

The proposed rule covers diverse topics including Evaluation/Management (E/M) office visit services and a new participation framework in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).The calendar year (CY) 2020 PFS proposed rule is one of several proposed rules that reflect a broader Administration-wide strategy to create a healthcare system that results in better accessibility, quality, affordability, empowerment, and innovation. CMS will accept comments on the proposed rule until September 27, 2019, and will respond to comments in a final rule. The proposed rule can be downloaded from the Federal Register at:

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