The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for the CY 2022 Medicare physician fee schedule. American Medical Association (AMA) staff are thoroughly analyzing the 2400+ page rule and will provide a comprehensive summary in the near future. Notably, the 2022 Medicare conversion factor will be reduced by approximately 3.85% from 34.8931 (2021) to 33.5983. This is largely a result of the expiration of a 3.75% increase to the conversion factor at the end of calendar year 2021, as averted in 2021 by Congressional action. The AMA continues to strongly advocate for Congress to avert this significant cut and extend the 3.75% increase for 2022, as it further compounds the growing financial instability of physician practices due to the severe reduction in revenue caused by the continued COVID-19 PHE.
The text of the proposed rule can be accessed at: https://www.federalregister.gov/public-inspection/current
Link to the Physician Fee Schedule Fact Sheet: https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/fact-sheets/calendar-year-cy-2022-medicare-physician-fee-schedule-final-rule
Link to the QPP Fact Sheet and related material: https://qpp-cm-prod-content.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/1654/2022%20Quality%20Payment%20Program%20Final%20Rule%20Resources.zip
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The F.D.A. may authorize booster shots of vaccines different from the ones that Americans originally received. The science behind the move is promising.
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MSSNY Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund
Board of Trustees monthly meeting on February 1, 2022 via Zoom at 6 PM.
David A. Fishman, MD, President, invites you to the next monthly Comitia Leadership Meeting via Zoom on February 1, 2022 at 8 PM.
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MSSNY Opposes Northern District Decision to Permit Religious Exemptions to State’s Healthcare Worker Vaccination Requirements Statement Attributable to:
Joseph R. Sellers, MD, FAAP, FACP
“We are greatly dismayed by the decision by the Northern District of NY to permit, at least temporarily, religious exemptions to the state’s health care worker vaccination requirements. We believe this step will result in a flurry of attempts to circumvent the well-reasoned vaccination requirement that was an important step towards reversing the recent surge attributable to the more easily spread Delta variant.
“These vaccination requirements are essential to protecting public health, particularly the immunocompromised, the elderly, and those too young to receive the vaccination. No major religious denomination opposes vaccinations, and the Supreme Court has for over 100 years upheld vaccination requirements as a means to protect the public health. We are hopeful that this decision will be reversed two weeks from now when it comes up for consideration again.”
The bill contains provisions that benefit doctors and medical practices.
MEDICARE PHYSICIAN PAYMENT ADJUSTMENTS FOR 2021. Learn more HERE through the AMA Summary of Select Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.
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New PPP Loan Parcel & Extended Tax Provisions Packaged In 2021 COVID Relief Bill
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Extension and Enhancement of PPP Loans
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, makes available an additional $284 billion in PPP loans.
What does the “ACT” mean for you and your practice? Click HERE to learn more.