PCC Supports Proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The PCC sent a letter today to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma to voice its strong support of CMS’s proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for calendar year 2021. The letter stated that the "proposed MPFS moves toward fundamentally correcting the longstanding undervaluation of primary care services by retaining increases to office-based Evaluation & Management (E/M) services finalized in the CY2020 MPFS and set to take effect this January." The PCC also stated that the increased investment was essential—though not sufficient—to achieving high-performing primary care and that "it must also be accompanied by rapid movement toward global payments that are prospective and comprehensive."

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