9.6% in 2020 Anesthesia Reimbursement from Medicare

With the publication of the 2021 PFS Final Rule on December 1, the nation’s anesthesiologists and anesthetists were left in dismay, if not disbelief, having been dealt a significant financial setback.  The national anesthesia CF for 2021 has been set at 20.0547, down from the 2020 CF of 22.2016.  This represents a 9.6 percent decrease in potential anesthesia revenue—from a conversion factor perspective.  The exact anesthesia CF will vary based on your practice location.  To determine the anesthesia CF in your area, you can visit the following link: https://www.cms.gov/Center/Provider-Type/Anesthesiologists-Center.

This is the second year in a row that Medicare has reduced the reimbursement to the Anesthesia specialty. 

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