CMS Converting All Global Payments for Procedural Services to Zero Days

R. Dale Blasier, MD

In the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule, released Oct. 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) confirmed its intention to convert all 10- and 90-day global procedure codes to 0-day global codes.

According to the Final Rule, CMS believes “it is critical that the relative value units (RVUs) under the PFS be based as closely and accurately as possible on the actual resources involved in furnishing the typical occurrence of specific services.”

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