CMS released July 8 the proposed rule for the CY 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS). The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register on July 11, 2014. CMS will accept comments until September 8, 2015.

Please see the summary. Please direct questions to Miranda Franco. The final rule will likely be released by the beginning of November and the new payment provisions will go into effect January 1, 2016.

CMS is asking for provider comments on key aspects of MACRA that have not been defined, such as the types of metrics and benchmarks that will be used in evaluating provider performance. This is a key opportunity for stakeholders.

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