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CMS Releases 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule; Proposes Fee Increases for Primary Care, Projects 27% SGR Cut

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule for 2013. CMS projects a 27% reduction in the Medicare FFS payment rate due to the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula unless Congress acts before January 1, 2013 to stop the cut.

ACO Rollout Continues With 89 New Networks

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced the selection of 89 new ACOs on Monday, including John Muir Physician Network in the East Bay. This is more than triple the number of ACOs selected in the previous round. As of July 1, the newly anointed networks became responsible for providing better, cheaper care to 1.2 million seniors on Medicare.