Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2012

Docket ID: CMS-2011-0131
Agency: Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS)
Parent Agency: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
This annual rule revises payment polices under the physician fee schedule, as well as other policy changes to payment under Part B. These changes are be applicable to services furnished on or after January 1.
RIN: 0938-AQ25
Impacts and Effects: None
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 410,42 CFR 414,42 CFR 415,42 CFR 495
Priority: Economically Significant
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Publication Period: Fall 2011
Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Action
Major Rule: Yes
Legal Authorities: Social Security Act, sec 1102, Social Security Act, sec 1871, PL 111-148
Government Levels Affected: Federal
Federalism Implications: No
Unfunded Mandates: No
Requires Regulatory Flexibility Analysis: Business, Organizations
Small Entities Affected: No
International Impacts: No
Energy Effects: No
Included in Regulatory Plan: No
Legal Deadline
ActionDateFR Citation
NPRM07/19/201176 FR 42772
NPRM Comment Period End08/30/2011
Final Action11/28/201176 FR 73026
Final Action Effective01/01/2012
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Related RINs: None
Related Dockets: None
Type: Rulemaking

Primary Documents

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Comment Period Closed
Jan 03, 2012 11:59 PM ET
Posted: 11/28/2011
ID: CMS-2011-0131-1045
Comment Period Closed
Aug 30, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/19/2011
ID: CMS-2011-0131-0002
Comment Period Closed
Jul 19, 2011 11:59 PM ET
Proposed Rule
Posted: 07/01/2011
ID: CMS-2011-0131-0001
Comment Period Closed
Posted: 01/04/2012
ID: CMS-2011-0131-1046

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