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2012-11-16; vol. 77 # 222 - Friday, November 16, 2012
77 FR 68892 - Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to-Face Encounters, Elimination of the Requirement for Termination of Non-Random Prepayment Complex Medical Review and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2013
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Final rule with comment period.
Effective date: The provisions of this final rule with comment period are effective on January 1, 2013 with the exception of provisions in § 410.38 which are effective on July 1, 2013. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the rule was approved by the Director of the Federal Register on May 16, 2012. Comment date: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on December 31, 2012. (See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this final rule with comment period for a list of the provisions open for comment.)
42 CFR Parts 410, 414, 415, 421, 423, 425, 486, and 495
This major final rule with comment period addresses changes to the physician fee schedule, payments for Part B drugs, and other Medicare Part B payment policies to ensure that our payment systems are updated to reflect changes in medical practice and the relative value of services. It also implements provisions of the Affordable Care Act by establishing a face-to-face encounter as a condition of payment for certain durable medical equipment (DME) items. In addition, it implements statutory changes regarding the termination of non-random prepayment review. This final rule with comment period also includes a discussion in the Supplementary Information regarding various programs . (See the Table of Contents for a listing of the specific issues addressed in this final rule with comment period.)