CMS Posts Summary MLN Article on Medicare Part B Payment Updates Beginning January 2022

Reimbursement; Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted an MLN Matters article that provides a summary of key policy changes and payment updates in the calendar year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule

The article summarizes updates impacting skilled nursing providers/residents and assisted living residents, including:
  • ​Updates to payment policies and Medicare payment rates for services physicians and other providers (including therapists) that Medicare pays for with the MPFS in CY 2022.
  • Updates to Medicare Telehealth Services and Telehealth origination site facility fee payment amounts for CY 2022.
  • Implementation of payment adjustments for Medicare Part B services furnished in whole or in part by physical and occupational therapy assistants beginning January 1, 2022.  
AHCA/NCAL members can access a detailed association analysis for the CMS CY 2022 MPFS rule here.