Medicare Physician Fee Schedule to Incentivize Care Coordination

What: CMS is establishing separate payments for managing a patient’s care outside of a face-to-face visit for practices equipped to provide these services, beginning in 2015.

Why: The care coordination policy recognizes the critical role that primary care plays in providing care to beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions as well as the importance of care that occurs outside of a face-to-face visit.

Sourcewww.cms.gov/Newsroom/MediaReleaseDatabase/Press-Releases/2013-Press-Releases-Items/2013-11-27-2.html