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Medicare, Medicaid & CHIP

One of the leading legislative and regulatory priorities for ACEP at the moment is preventing the cuts included in the proposed Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) for 2021, which are set to take place on January 1. This regulation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes Medicare payment rates for the coming calendar year (CY), and often serves as the basis for which many private payors set their reimbursement rates.ACEP is working closely with CMS, legislators and other physician and non-physician groups affected by the rule to push for, at the very least, a solution that holds physicians harmless from such drastic cuts–especially when many emergency physicians still face unprecedented financial hardships and instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more about the latest federal activity and ACEP’s advocacy efforts here.

Check out our Regs & Eggs blog for the latest regulatory updates

Medicare and Medicaid Regulatory Comment Letters

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