Victory on E/M Codes: Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Released

APMA celebrated another major advocacy win today as CMS released the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule. The final rule did not include the originally proposed podiatry-specific E/M codes, which would have reimbursed at a significantly lower rate than codes for the same care provided by other physicians … APMA extends its sincere gratitude to the thousands of members, colleagues, patients, family, and friends who joined APMA’s grassroots campaign and submitted comments to CMS about this punitive proposal. We also thank our allies at other medical societies and in the halls of Congress, who strongly opposed the proposed rule.“Today we saw proof that when APMA members work together … toward a common goal, we can do great things,” said APMA President Dennis R. Frisch, DPM …. read more