Delayed Publication of the CMS MPFS Final Rule
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the CY 2021 Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Changes to Part B Payment Policies [CMS-1734] later than usual this summer. Due to the postponement by over 30 days, CMS indicated that it will waive the 60-day publication requirement for the Final Rule and replace it with a 30-day notification. Instead of the typical November 1 target publication date, the Final Rule will not be published until on or about about December 1, 2020, and will be effective January 1, 2021.
The Academy will continue to monitor and provide a detailed review once the MPFS Final Rule is released.