Boca Raton, FL – NCCI recently released a new brief on 2021 Medicare Fee Schedules and Workers Compensation.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made significant changes to reimbursement rules and rates for medical services in 2021 that will likely impact workers compensation (WC) fee schedules, with some already in effect.
The brief describes the changes that are most pertinent to the industry and their potential impact on medical costs, including:
CMS physician fee schedule changes
- Significant increases to payment rates for evaluation and management (E/M) services
- Expanded services approved to be delivered via telemedicine
CMS facility fee schedule changes
- Expanded treatments allowed in an outpatient setting by removing procedures from the inpatient-only procedures list
- Increased ambulatory surgical center (ASC) flexibility to offer inpatient services
Read the free brief: NCCI: 2021 Medicare Fee Schedules and Workers’ Compensation