News Headlines Article

Proposed Medicare Physician Fees’ Winners and Losers
Health Leaders Media

The proposed rule governing next year’s physician fee schedules released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services clearly show the winners and losers in primary care and specialty physician paychecks starting Jan. 1. Anesthesiologists, emergency room physicians, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, critical care specialists, geriatricians, infectious disease specialists, and thoracic surgeons seem to be the winners, with upgrades in code payments that average 2% or 3%.