CMS news: 2020 proposed Physician Fee Schedule; SUPPORT Act
Proposed Physician Fee Schedule comments due Sept. 27
Sept. 27, 2019, is the deadline to submit comments on CMS’ CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Propose Rule. If you would like to submit comments to the Federal Register, here are some helpful links.

Fee Schedule Proposed Rule
Proposed changes to the CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule aim to reduce administrative burdens by recognizing clinicians for the time they spend taking care of patients, removing unnecessary measures and making it easier for clinicians to practice value-based care. Those changes include:
  • Increasing the value of Evaluation and Management (E/M) payments.
  • Continuing to improve the Quality Payment Program (QPP) by streamlining the program’s requirement’s in order to reduce clinician burden.
  • Creating the new Opioid Treatment Program benefit in response to the opioid epidemic.
Join the dialogue on CMS plan to tackle opioid addiction
Register by Sept. 10 to join CMS for a public meeting on the development of a CMS Action Plan to Prevent Opioid Addiction and Enhance Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment (SUPPORT Act). During this public meeting, attendees will learn about the United States Department of Health and Human Services and CMS activities to address the opioid epidemic, pain management and substance use disorders. Experts from the federal government, advocacy communities, and the research, treatment, clinical and medical industries will share key information, with opportunities for public input. The public meeting will be live streamed for virtual attendees. Register at