July 8, 2022

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its proposed 2023 Physician Fee Schedule rule, revealing a small decline in physician Medicare payments next year. CMS proposed a 2023 fee schedule conversion factor of $33.08 for each relative unit which determines how Medicare payments to doctors are calculated. That factor is a slight decline of the 2022 factor of $34.61. The agency is also proposing new options to cover dental services and major reforms to the accountable care organization program such as a new equity adjustment and upfront investments to lower-revenue organizations and install changes to coverage for certain behavioral health services. (Press release here)