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Medicare Physician Fee Schedules (MPFS)
Some practitioners who provide services under the Medicare program are required to accept assignment for all Medicare claims for their services. This means that they must accept the Medicare allowed charge amount as payment in full for their practitioner services. The beneficiary’s liability is limited to any applicable deductible plus the 20 percent coinsurance. The following practitioners must accept assignment for all Medicare covered services they furnish, and carriers do not send a participation enrollment package to these practitioners. The non-participating fee schedule amounts and limiting charges do not apply to services rendered by:
Medicare Announces 2015 Fee Schedule
Making changes to Open Payments, the new program to disclose ties between providers and pharmaceutical and device companies. Among other changes, CMS is proposing to remove an exclusion for reimbursement related to continuing medical education. “Eliminating the exemption for payments to speakers at certain accredited or certifying continuing medical education events will create a more consistent reporting requirement, and will also be more consistent for consumers who will ultimately have access to the reported data,” the agency noted. CMS also wants manufacturers to report stocks, stock options, and other ownership interests as separate categories because “this will enable us to collect more specific data regarding the forms of payment made by applicable manufacturers.”