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AAFP provides summary of Medicare proposed fee schedule

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014

The AAFP has developed a 12-page summary to help members navigate CMS's proposed 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule released July 11. Among the changes are a $41.92 payment for chronic care management, the addition of 80 codes to the list of potential misvalued codes, and a code-modifier requirement to identify services provided by hospital-owned practices. Other changes include revisions to accountable care organization quality scoring and the application of value-based payment modifiers to some physicians in 2015 and to all in 2017. The AAFP will respond during the comment period ending Sept. 2. AAFP News (07/16)


CDC updates vaccination guidance for travelers to polio-affected countries

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014

U.S. reports first domestic chikungunya cases

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 18, 2014

Study: "Nonvisit communications" do not reduce office visits

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 16, 2014

Panel report on evidence-based obesity guidelines released

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 22, 2014

Physicians can register to review, dispute Sunshine Act payment data

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Study IDs costliest cities for primary care visits

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014

Study shows patients like shared medical appointments

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Study favors HPV test over Pap smear for cervical cancer screening

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 21, 2014

Study links physical fitness to metabolic improvements

Family Medicine SmartBrief | Jul 17, 2014


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