CMS Releases 2015 Fee Schedule Final Rule

Anthony Wheeler, PhD; Matt Twetten, MA; and Alexandra E. Page, MD

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) releases its Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule each year, bringing with it changes to physician reimbursement and a variety of related programs. The final rule for year 2015 was released on Oct. 31, 2014, with changes to physician fees, Medicare’s Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the electronic health records (EHR) Meaningful Use program, and other quality and payment initiatives.

This article summarizes the issues of greatest concern and impact for orthopaedic surgeons.

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