Episode 98: 2022 Updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

Alex Kirkland and Matt Jensen join Mark to talk about the latest evaluation and management code updates to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decreased the conversion factor for evaluation and management (E/M) codes for 2022.

Episode Synopsis

CMS increased the RVUs for which they reimburse outpatient E/M services and decreased the conversion factor to remain budget neutral. The conversion factor cuts will affect reimbursement for all services in the fee schedule to increase reimbursement for more cognitive E/M services. Organizations with RVU-based compensation plans need to revalue their wRVU rates to remain economically aligned with the fee schedule, especially if their provider compensation plans tie to wRVU values in the most recent Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.

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