January 27, 2016
On November 16, 2015 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (Final MPFS). The Final MPFS addresses changes to the physician fee schedule and related policies, reflecting the continued shift away from fee-for-service to a value-based reimbursement system.  Except for the changes to the Stark definition of “ownership or investment interest,” which goes into effect January 1, 2017, the provisions in the Final MPFS are effective January 1, 2016.   Comments will be accepted on the Final MPFS through December 29, 2015. Summarized below are select highlights from the Stark Related Physician Fee Schedule Changes in the Final MPFS.

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