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Proposed 2015 Physician Payment Schedule to Have Significant Impact on Ophthalmology

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its proposed 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule July 3. The proposed rule shows a decrease to overall payments to ophthalmology of -2 percent due to an error that CMS made five years ago in calculating revised malpractice relative value units. CMS proposes to correct the error and recalculate the rates of ophthalmology and optometry. Continue reading.


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First Data-Review Period Runs July 14-Aug. 27

CMS has announced the first data-review period for a new financial reporting program stipulated under the health care reform law. Beginning in September, CMS will annually release data on physicians' and teaching hospitals' financial relationships with manufacturers and certain other entities under a program known as Open Payments. Learn how to review your data