Resources & Reports


CMS Publishes Final CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS)

On November 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their final rule for the CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).  CMS had previously released their proposed version on July 7, 2022.  After receiving submitted feedback from the public during the comment period, CMS published the final version that, unless otherwise stated, will have policies going into effect January 1, 2023.  Much of what was proposed in July remains in this final version.

Fact Sheet

Final Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) CY 2023

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released their final Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) for CY 2023. The PFS are the policies that the agency will be implementing for Medicare beginning on January 1, 2023, unless otherwise noted. This is the typical vehicle utilized by CMS to make administrative changes to telehealth policy in the Medicare program.  This fact sheet reviews the telehealth related items that CMS has decided to finalize for CY 2023.


California Telehealth Policy in 2023

In 2021, the California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) made a series of proposals for permanent telehealth policies post-COVID-19. At that time, telehealth advocates raised concerns and the Administration and Legislature agreed to delay making any permanent decisions until 2022 while additional feedback from stakeholders could be gathered. In the meantime, the temporary telehealth COVID policies DHCS enacted in response to the pandemic would remain at least through the end of 2022.  With 2023 now looming, the time for new permanent policies has come and two pieces of legislation, SB 184 and AB 32 (Aguiar-Curry), will enact new telehealth policies in the new year.


It’s HERE!!! CMS Releases 2023 Physician Fee Schedule: Plus, New Resources on Telehealth Policy From HHS & CCHP

CCHP’s November Newsletter is here! This month’s topics include: CMS Releases Final Calendar Year (CY) 2023 Physician Fee Schedule; JAMA Article on a Vision of Medicare Coverage for Emerging Technologies; HEDIS Measure Study; Billing Telebehavioral Health HHS Resource; OIG Examines Home Health Agency COVID Response, Including Telehealth; Federal Public Health Emergency Extended; Latest Policy Developments in CCHP’s Telehealth Policy Finder and Policy Trends Map; In case you missed it:  The Fall 2022 50-State Report is Here!; Complex Medicaid Requirements Creates Barrier for Telehealth.