Consumers First Submits Comments To CMS ON CY2023 Physician Payment Rule Supporting Improvements To The Medicare Shared Savings Program And Laying Out Vision For Telehealth Payment And Delivery Beyond The Pandemic
Consumers First submitted comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on the CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule which sets the payment rates for how most physicians and paid throughout the health care system. The comment letter expands on the following feedback:
- Support important improvements to the Medicare Shared Savings Program that allow participation by smaller providers and make investments in addressing health equity,
- Call for expanding coverage of telehealth services beyond the Public Health Emergency,
- Support for allowing a broader array of behavioral health clinicians to bill Medicare more directly, and
- Encourage CMS to increase payment for primary care.