In November, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule for 2017. NAEC has prepared a summary and charts showing the relative value units and national payment rates for services provided by epilepsy centers, which will be fairly stable next year.
More dramatic changes were included in separate rulemaking on Medicare’s quality measure reporting programs, known as the MACRA rule, which was published in October. A summary of the MACRA Rule was prepared by NAEC staff. Highlights of both rules will be discussed at NAEC’s Annual Meeting in Houston on December 5.