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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.

Quality and Resource Use Reports

The purpose and methodology of Quality and Resource Use Reports are explained in this month’s column.

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Surgeons can avoid PQRS and value-based modifier payment penalties

This article discusses the changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program in 2015, as well as options available for surgeons who are seeking to avoid the PQRS and value-based payment modifier penalties.

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.


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