2018 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: What Does it Mean for Reimbursement? 12/4/2017
On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued the final rule
updating payment policies and payment rates for physicians under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2018. Within this document and addendum are updates to the relative value units (RVU), which include work RVUs, practice expense (PE) RVUs, malpractice (MP) RVUs, as well as the Medicare conversion factor.
This article summarizes some of the changes affecting reimbursement for AANEM members for the calendar year (CY) 2018.