Proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Changes

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Tucker Arensberg, P.C.

Attached is a link to the fact sheet for “proposed policy, payment, and quality provisions changes to Medicare physician fee schedule for calendar year 2021”.

Among other things, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes to:

  • Significantly decrease the Medicare Work Relative Value Unit (WRVU) conversion factor from $36.09 to $32.26
  • Significantly revise the WRVU waiting and coding guidelines for popular E&M Codes 99211-99215
  • Significant WRVU decreases for radiology, CRNAs and chiropractors
  • Additional telehealth approved services

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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