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Pathology/Lab Coding Alert

Medicare Payment 2017:
Glimpse These Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule Updates

Changes from proposed rule help pathologists. A slight Conversion Factor (CF) increase could be good news for some physicians (from $35.8043 in 2016 to $35.8887 for 2017), but Relative Value Unit (RVU) changes easily override that bonus for many specialties. Parse the MPFS by Specialty Compared to other specialties, how can you expect your pathology practice or independent lab to [...]