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CMS Makes Information about Physician Fee Schedule Payment Rates More Accessible

The Physician Fee Schedule Lookup Tool (www.cms.gov/apps/physician-fee-schedule/overview.aspx) was designed to provide information on the payment rate for services by physicians and nonphysician practitioners under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). The Fee Schedule Lookup includes more than 10,000 physician services, the associated relative value units, a fee schedule status indicator, and various payment policy indicators needed for payment adjustment. CMS has now updated and enhanced the Fee Schedule Lookup to allow the user to: • Download search results into a CSV file; • Modify search criteria without starting over; • Search on all available types of information at the same time (Pricing Information, Payment Policy Indicators, Relative Value Units, and Geographical Practice Cost Index); and • Sort and view results table columns in ascending or descending order. Source: LEARNRESOURCE-L Email Update, National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services dated September 9, 2010

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