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News You Can Use: Feds Propose (Slight) Conversion Factor Increase


- Published on Thu, Aug 24, 2017

If this proposal sticks, 2018 reimbursement rate won’t rise much.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released its proposed fee schedule conversion rate for 2018, and the numbers haven’t shifted much from last year.

The lowdown: CMS is proposing a conversion rate of 35.9903 per relative value unit (RVU). This conversion rate would be a slight increase [...]




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