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Final rules in 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule disappoint some, elate others

October 31, 2008 Final rules in 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule disappoint some, elate others By James Brice The 2009 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule reflects the recent tendency of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to propose stringent reforms for in-office imaging and independent diagnostic imaging facilities in the summer and decide against their implementation when the final MPFS rules are published in the fall. This year, CMS deferred taking action on its proposal that nonhospital providers of testing services have to enroll and meet the performance standards for independent diagnostic testing facilities (IDTFs). The decision against implementing the rule surprised some observers who had hoped CMS would subject in-office services to more stringent quality standards.

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