The Medicare Physician Payment Schedule
The Medicare payment schedule’s impact on a physician’s Medicare payments is primarily a function of three key factors:
The resource-based relative value scale (RBRVS)
The geographic practice cost indexes (GPCIs)
The monetary conversion factor
The enabling legislation and regulations, as well as Medicare carrier correspondence and forms, refer to the Medicare physician payment schedule as a “fee schedule.” From the AMA’s perspective, the distinction between a payment schedule and a fee schedule is extremely important: a fee is what physicians establish as the fair price for the services they provide; a payment is what Medicare approves as the reimbursement level for the service. All references to the “full Medicare payment schedule” include the 80 percent that Medicare pays and the 20 percent patient coinsurance. Likewise, transition “approved amounts” also include the patient coinsurance.
Remember, that in place for this repayment timetable to happen, you should either be showing signs of improvement or deteriorating. Like the healing facility, once you are considered to be stable, you fall off the Medicare repayment timetable and must pay for all expenses. Preventive Benefits is a best way to get the better medication solution. AWVSolution makes it easier for the medical provider and the patient to create and access a personalized plan for all their future healthcare needs. This 5-10 year personal preventive plan of scheduled Medicare no cost benefits and recommended preventive services may be updated annually.