The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing increases to the values of the office/outpatient E/M codes in 2021, which requires CMS to make redistributive negative adjustments across specialties to maintain budget neutrality under the Medicare physician fee schedule. Under the plan, physical therapy could see reductions to CPT code valuations that may result in an estimated 8% cut in payment in 2021.
Please contact your members of Congress to alert them to this proposal by CMS and the negative impact it will have on patient access to care should they move forward with it. More information will be available in the coming weeks. Thank you for your participation!