Medicare program; payment policies under the physician fee schedule and other revisions to Part B for CY 2011. Final rule with comment period

Fed Regist. 2010 Nov 29;75(228):73169-860.


This final rule with comment period addresses changes to the physician fee schedule and other Medicare Part B payment policies to ensure that our payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services. It finalizes the calendar year (CY) 2010 interim relative value units (RVUs) and issues interim RVUs for new and revised procedure codes for CY 2011. It also addresses, implements, or discusses certain provisions of both the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA). In addition, this final rule with comment period discusses payments under the Ambulance Fee Schedule (AFS), the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) payment system, and the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule (CLFS), payments to end-stage renal disease (ESRD) facilities, and payments for Part B drugs. Finally, this final rule with comment period also includes a discussion regarding the Chiropractic Services Demonstration program, the Competitive Bidding Program for durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (CBP DMEPOS), and provider and supplier enrollment issues associated with air ambulances.

MeSH terms

  • Competitive Bidding / economics
  • Competitive Bidding / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Current Procedural Terminology
  • Durable Medical Equipment / economics
  • Fee Schedules / economics*
  • Fee Schedules / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Humans
  • Medicare Part B / economics*
  • Medicare Part B / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Relative Value Scales
  • United States