Proposed Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2004 (CMS-1476-P)

August 11, 2003

Proposed Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2004 (CMS-1476-P)

On August 8, 2003, the CMS Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2004 (CMS-1476-P) went on display at the Office of the Federal Register. CMS is proposing these changes to ensure that their payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services. This proposed rule would refine the resource-based practice expense relative value units (RVUs) and make other changes to Medicare Part B payment policy.

The comment period on these revisions will close on October 7, 2003.