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AHCA Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Summary

AHCA Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Summary

AHCA has developed a summary of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule for 2017 issued in November. The final rule updated Medicare Part B payment policies and rates that impact skilled nursing facility (SNF) services, including outpatient therapies.  Also included in the final rule were provisions of interest to SNF providers related to telehealth services, SNF 3-day waiver beneficiary protections in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), Medicare Advantage (MA) bid pricing and medical loss ratio data, as well as revised MA provider enrollment requirements. The final rule is effective January 1, 2017.   

More information on the key provisions can be found on the AHCA Summary available online.  For questions, please contact AHCA Associate Vice President, Dan Ciolek.