CMS proposes widespread changes with 2015 physician fee schedule

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a proposed update to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for the 2015 calendar year late Thursday afternoon, which doesn't include changes to the sustainable growth rate formula, but revises the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). CMS plans to up the number of quality measures in the MSSP and put a greater emphasis on outcomes, a move praised by leaders at the purchasing cooperative, Premier, Inc. Other provisions in the proposed rule include changes to value-based payment modifiers, chronic care management, telehealth services, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act and more. Read the full report from FierceHealthcare