CMS Rule Would Hike Family Docs' Medicare Pay By 7%

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 6:25 PM EDT) -- The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services introduced a proposed rule Friday that would increase Medicare payments to family physicians by 7 percent and other practitioners providing primary care services between 3 and 5 percent.

The payment increase for family practitioners is part of CMS' proposed rule that would update payment policies and rates under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for the 2013 calendar year.

CMS would also make a separate payment to a patient's community physician or practitioner to coordinate the patient's care in the...
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