CMS Takes Flak Over Proposed Medicare Fee Schedule Changes

Law360, New York (September 5, 2012, 5:49 PM EDT) -- An industry association for medical group practices on Tuesday responded to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ proposed 2013 Medicare physician-fee schedule, urging the agency to revise or hold off on implementing several proposals the association warns will harm both doctors and patients.

The Medical Group Management Association and American College of Medical Practice Executives, or MGMA-ACMPE, said in a letter that certain provisions of the CMS' proposed fee schedule, such as penalties for not participating in mandated reporting programs and expanded discounts for multiple...
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