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CHA Issues Summary of Final Physician Payment Regulations for 2021

For CFOs, CMOs, finance & reimbursement staff, quality & patient safety staff

CHA has issued a detailed summary, prepared by Health Policy Alternatives, Inc., of the calendar year 2021 physician fee schedule final rule.  

In addition to addressing annual payment updates for Medicare Part B clinicians and changes to the quality payment program, the summary details several finalized policies , including making some COVID-19 telehealth and scope-of-practice flexibilities  permanent, and delaying clinical laboratory reporting requirements – including for hospital outreach laboratories – until 2022.  

The final rule is effective Jan. 1, 2021.