Affordable Care Act Provisions in the 2011 Medicare Physician Fee Rule
BNA, Inc.By Wendy Krasner, Andrea Maresca and Ian Spatz
On July 13, 2010, the Centers for Medicare & MedicaidServices published in the Federal Register (75 Fed. Reg. 40040) a proposed rule (RIN 0938-AP79) that updates policies and payment rates for services by physicians, non-physician practitioners (NPPs), and certain other suppliers that are paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) during calendar year (CY) 2011. In addition, the proposed rule implements several provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)2 not directly related to the Medicare PFS. CMS stated it expects to issue a final rule on or around Nov. 1.
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