Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face-to-Face Encounters, Elimination of the Requirement for Termination of Non-Random Prepayment Complex Medical Review and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2013 (CMS-1590-P)

Docket ID: CMS-2012-0083
Agency: Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS)
Parent Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This annual final rule revises payment polices under the physician fee schedule, as well as other policy changes to payment under Part B. These changes are applicable to services furnished on or after January 1.
RIN: 0938-AR11
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 410,42 CFR 414 and 415,42 CFR 421,42 CFR 423,42 CFR 425,42 CFR 486,42 CFR 495
Priority: Economically Significant
UA and Regulatory Plan Information open glossary dialog  
Publication Period: Fall 2012
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: Social Security Act, secs 1102, 1871, 1848
Government Levels Affected: No
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM07/30/201277 FR 44721
NPRM Comment Period End09/04/2012
Final Action11/16/201277 FR 68892
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Dec 31, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 11/16/2012
ID: CMS-2012-0083-3524
Comment Period Closed
Nov 15, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 11/02/2012
ID: CMS-2012-0083-3456
Comment Period Closed
Sep 04, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/30/2012
ID: CMS-2012-0083-0075
Comment Period Closed
Jul 30, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/06/2012
ID: CMS-2012-0083-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 03/06/2014
ID: CMS-2012-0083-4752

Supporting Documents

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Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 04/14/2014
ID: CMS-2012-0083-4767
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/07/2014
ID: CMS-2012-0083-4761
Comments Not Accepted
Supporting & Related Material
Posted: 03/07/2014
ID: CMS-2012-0083-4765


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Comments Received*
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Agency Contact
Christina Ritter
Director, Division of Practitioner Services
Mail Stop C4-03-06, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244
Baltimore, MD 21244
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