CMS’ 2010 Fee Schedule Explained

December 31, 2009

In this podcast, consultant Betsy Nicoletti explains the changes in CMS’ 2010 final physician fee schedule that could affect your practice.

CMS’ 2010 final physician fee schedule included several changes that could affect your practice. Among them is the elimination of payments for consultation codes and redistribution of the savings to increase payments for existing E&M services. CMS has also simplified e-prescribing reporting requirements.

In this podcast, consultant Betsy Nicoletti explains what the changes mean for your practice and what you need to know.

Nicoletti is owner of Medical Practice Consulting in Springfield, Vt., and founder of Codapedia.com, a Web site dedicated to user-generated reimbursement information for medical practices. She is also the author of “The Field Guide to Physician Coding.”

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