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The 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practices

This article summarizes provisions in the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule that are relevant to general surgery and its related specialties.

Dateline DC

Dateline: DC—December 2017

This column provides updates on College advocacy and health policy activities, including MPFS, Stop the Bleed, and MACRA.

The 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practice

The 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practice

This article summarizes provisions in the 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule that are relevant to general surgery and its related specialties.

Provisions in the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect surgical practice: An overview

This article summarizes the Medicare physician fee schedule provisions that will affect reimbursement for surgeons in 2016.

CMS creates new place of service code for outpatient care at hospitals

This month’s column summarizes the new place of service code and describes the differences between “on” and “off campus” when submitting professional claims.

2015 Medicare fee schedule: How the changes will affect surgical practice

An overview of the provisions in the Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect reimbursement for surgeons in 2015 is provided in this article.

2014 fee schedule and CPT code changes will affect surgical practice

Several changes to payment policy and coding and reimbursement will take effect in 2014. Although the Medicare physician fee schedule and coding changes introduce several important payment and coding policies that will affect all physicians, this article focuses on updates particularly relevant to surgery and other related specialties.

Centennial reprint: 1988 report served as basis for the Medicare payment system

To help commemorate the ACS’ Centennial, the Bulletin is reprinting articles centered on the issues and developments that have defined the character of the organization and the surgical profession for the last 100 years. This month’s reprint from January 1989 looks at the development and implications of what was then known as the Harvard RBRVS. Perhaps no initiative has so profoundly affected the way physicians are compensated for the services they provide than the creation of the resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS).

This month’s reprint reviews stakeholders’ reactions to the report, including those of members of Congress; explores the key issues that were unresolved at the time of the report’s release; and considers how the study might have been used to develop payment policies in the future.

The Physician Compare website

This column provides information on how the expansion of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s Physician Compare website may affect surgeons.

2013 payment policy and coding changes affecting surgical practice

Several changes to payment policy and coding and reimbursement will take effect in 2013. Although the Medicare physician fee schedule and coding changes introduce several important payment and coding policies that will affect all physicians, this article focuses on updates particularly relevant to surgery and other related specialties.

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