How are health care organizations addressing the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule changes?

Following its annual review of the American Medical Association’s Relative Value System Update Committee’s recommendations, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized proposed changes to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule and has significantly overhauled the Evaluation and Management (E&M) code documentation requirements, time-effort recognition, and wRVU values for new and established patient office visits.  These changes were effective as of January 1, 2021.

As organizations look to understand the impact of these changes on reported physician productivity levels, it is also important to assess the effect it will have on physician compensation arrangements, fair market value and commercial reasonableness considerations, financial sustainability and national survey benchmarks.

SullivanCotter recently conducted a pulse survey for participants in the 2021 Physician Compensation and Productivity Survey to assess how organizations are addressing these changes. View highlights from the results –  including insight into expected adjustments to work RVU productivity thresholds and compensation rates per work RVU.


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