Health Care and Life Sciences > Health Reform Resource Center > CMS Issues Proposed Rule Re Certain Medicare Program Payment Policies
26 Jun '10

On June 25, 2010, CMS issued for display its Proposed Rule entitled "Medicare Program: Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2011."  This Proposed Rule, which is expected to be published in the Federal Register on July 13, 2010, would implement key provisions of the health reform legislation that expand preventive services for Medicare beneficiaries, improve payments for primary care services, and promote access to health care services in rural areas.  These rules are applicable for services furnished on or after January 1, 2011. Stay tuned for our posting when the official Proposed Rule is published, which will include additional information on the comment period.