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Medicare’s CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposal



The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposal for the calendar year (CY) 2020 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on July 29, 2019.

The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) will provide a lengthy summary of the proposal and a response in the near future. In the meantime, TOA has provided a summary for its members. TOA members will receive a lengthy summary in the TOA member e-mail.

Click here to view CMS’s proposal:

Some of the key concepts include:

    • Another approach to the future of E/M services.
    • A lengthy discussion on the future of 10- and 90-day global surgery codes and a look at three new studies related to the topic.
    • A potential overhaul of MIPS through the proposed MIPS Value Pathways.

TOA members can turn to their e-mail newsletter or TOA’s website to view the full proposal.