CMS Releases Proposed Rule for 2015 PFS

Anthony Wheeler, PhD, and Elizabeth Fassbender

On July 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed regulations updating the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for 2015. The proposed rule also covers quality reporting initiatives for physicians, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and the physician Value-Based Modifier program.

Finally, the rule contains several areas of particular interest to AAOS members, including the elimination of global payment periods for surgical services and expanded transparency programs.

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