2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Available

The 2012 MPFS is now available on the TrailBlazer Fee Schedules Web Page.  Medicare payment rates under the MPFS are set according to statutory criteria.  The 2012 MPFS payment rates are reflective of the 2012 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule that was put on display at the Office of the Federal Register November 1, 2011, and are based on current law, which provides a negative update for 2012.  However, CMS will quickly work to update MPFS payment rates in the event Congress passes legislation to prevent the negative update from going into effect January 1, 2012.