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CMS final 2021 physician fee schedule rule

CMS issued the final rule for the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and doctors will see a conversion factor of $32.41, a decrease of $3.68 from the 2020 PFS conversion factor of $36.09.According to CMS, the lower conversion factor is a result of the budget neutrality adjustment, as required by law, to account for changes in […]

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Reimbursement Pressure in Radiation Therapy & Block Lease Arrangements

The finalized Radiation Oncology payment model and the Final CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (“MPFS”) have now been made public. Many in the industry will continue to face downward pressure on reimbursement during the coming year under the new MPFS payment rates set by Medicare which will drive overall cuts estimated to average 5.0% […]

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Eleventh Circuit Extends Scope and Time Limits for People Who Sue under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act

Medicare is the Secondary Payor when other insurance is available to pay the claim. However, when the Primary Payor delays payment, Medicare will make a “conditional payment.” If the Primary Payor fails to reimburse Medicare within 60 days, Medicare and other Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) can recover double damages from the Primary Payor. This Eleventh […]