CMS posts more data on individual physicians' FFS reimbursement

CMS last week updated its data on physician and provider fee-for-service reimbursements, adding information from calendar year 2014.

The dataset provides information on payment and utilization of Medicare Part B services among individual physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other providers. CMS does not risk-adjust the data to account for differences in the health of various patient populations, but it does provide average beneficiary risk scores and adjusts data for geographical variation.

Changes to the data treatment beginning with the 2014 data include the addition of Medicare standardized payment amounts to CMS' "Medicare Physician and Other Supplier Aggregate Table," and its "Medicare State/National HCPCS Aggregate Tables." CMS also removed minimum, maximum and standard deviation amounts for payments and charges on the "Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File" and from the "Medicare State/National HCPCS Aggregate Tables."


More articles on integration and physician issues:

The millenification of healthcare: 4 ways the millennial workforce is shaping the industry's future
2,000 physicians get behind Bernie Sanders' single payer health plan
British junior physicians to resume contract negotiations

Copyright © 2024 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars