CMS announced today that they are still assessing the impact of the partial government shutdown on completion of the calendar year 2014 Medicare fee for service payment regulations. CMS intends to issue the final rules on the following topics on or before November 27, 2013, generally to be effective on January 1, 2014. The impacted regulations include:
- Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and other revisions to Part B for calendar year 2014 Final Rule
- Medicare Quality Incentive Program
- Calendar year 2014 Changes to the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System
ADVOCATE will continue to provide information on this topic and others as they arise.
Kirk Reinitz, CPA