CY 2021 MPFS Final Rule Finalizes Permanent Expansion of Certain COVID-19 Telehealth Flexibilities; Also Includes Changes to QPP, E/M Code Valuation, and Providers’ Scope of Practice

CY 2021 MPFS Final Rule Finalizes Permanent Expansion of Certain COVID-19 Telehealth Flexibilities; Also Includes Changes to QPP, E/M Code Valuation, and Providers’ Scope of Practice

On December 1, 2020, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the calendar year (CY) 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule (fact sheet), which addresses an array of policies under Medicare Part B and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP). What it is. CMS’ major final rule affects payments to… (Slifer, December 2, 2020) #End-Stage Renal Disease, #Mental and Behavioral Health, #Mid-Level Practitioners, #Physicians, #Quality, #Telehealth, #Women’s Health