CMS issued the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule that updates payment policies, payment rates, and other provisions for services. This is a summary of key provisions, effective on or after January 1, 2022:

  • Revises telehealth services under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021; allows use of audio-only communications technology when furnishing mental health services in certain circumstances.
  • Finalizes recent changes to Evaluation and Management (E/M) visit codes, such as policies for split (or shared) E/M visits, critical care services, and services furnished by teaching physicians.
  • Modifies payment for therapy services furnished in whole or in part by a Physical Therapist Assistant or Occupational Therapy Assistant.
  • Updates a payment regulation for Medical Nutrition Therapy services.
  • Finalizes considerations for vaccine administration services.

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