CMS Proposed Rule on 2013 Physicain Fee Schedule Will Have 3% Negative Impact to Anesthesia

CMS recently released revisions to payment policies under the physician fee schedule for CY 2013. The ASA has analyzed the 765 page document and concluded that it will have a cumulative 3% negative effect on anesthesia. The effect is a combimination of a 2% negative impact on practice expense transition and a 1% negative impact from newly-covered discharge care management serviecs. For more details go to the ASA website at

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