Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final version of its 2015 Medicare physician fee schedule.

As a service to family physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has published a 16-page summary of the nearly 1,200-page final rule.

The summary is intended to note the highlights of the final rule particularly relevant to primary care.

AAFP notes that these include implementation of the new chronic care management fee, handling of misvalued CPT codes, and addressing CMS’ Open Payments program regulations.

Access the AAFP summary here (pdf). To read AAFP President Dr. Robert Wergin’s statement on the final rule, click here.

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