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CMS Sets 2014 Pay Rates for Hospital Outpatient and Physician Services
Health Leaders Media

The Obama Administration late Wednesday released two final rules dictating how doctors and outpatient hospital facilities will receive payment starting Jan. 1, 2014, and Jan. 1, 2015, with two key changes for physician fee schedules and outpatient payments.

In the first rule governing fees for physicians and other providers, primary care physicians and some non-physician providers will have a way to receive separate payments for care they provide to Medicare beneficiaries with two or more chronic conditions outside of the face-to-face visits—reimbursement for so-called chronic care management, starting Jan. 1, 2015.