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MPFS Conversion Factor Takes a Tiny Step Up in 2017

Don't miss out on payment for prolonged E/M codes 99358 and +99359. CMS has published the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule for 2017. The Final Rule lists an expected 0 percent impact on allowed charges for cardiology. The conversion factor sees a small increase: 2016: 35.8043 2017: 35.8887. Remember: Multiplying a code's RVUs by the conversion factor gives [...]

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