CMS Requests Feedback from Labs as Part of Physician Fee Schedule Rule
On July 13, 2017, CMS released the proposed Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Rule for 2018, which will be published in the July 21, 2017, Federal Register. The entire PFS Rule (254 pages) includes 2 pages (34089-34090) requesting feedback from "applicable" labs that submitted private payer data as required by the laboratory regulations in PAMA.
Following are links to the pertinent sections of the proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule:
- Solicitation of Public Comments on Initial Data Collection and Reporting Periods for the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (Pages 34089-34090) (PDF )
- Instructions for Comments (Deadline date, how/where to submit) on page 33950 of the Rule.(PDF )
- Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule, Federal Register, July 21, 2017 (254 pages)(PDF )
- CMS's July 13, 2017, Press Release Regarding the Proposed Physician Fee Schedule Rule