Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS Comments on Proposed 2012 Medicare Physician Payment Policies

MMS Comments on Proposed 2012 Medicare Physician Payment Policies

The MMS submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Aug. 31, 2011, regarding the proposed physician fee schedule for Calendar Year 2012 and other revisions to the Medicare Part B program.

The comments cover several areas:

  • Physician Quality Reporting System
  • Electronic Prescribing
  • Confidential Feedback Reports
  • Value-Based Payment Modifier
  • Medicare Economic Index
  • Geographic Price Cost Indices Proposals for 2012
  • Consoldiating reviews of Potentially Misvalued Codes
  • Multiple Proceduire Payment Reduction
  • Codes with "23-Hour +" Stays
  • Annual Wellness Visit

Download the comments here. (.pdf, 10 pages)

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