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1/ Let's flip through the Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule just out, w shared savings focus

Here's a little trick to get past all the pesky comments (that people spent 1000's of hours developing and submitting), and right to the meat of the matter:

CTRL-F "we are finalizing"
2/ First up: we want to increase participation!

strong evidence for providing upfront capital, especially to rural, underserved, low income ACOs (see AIM)

Good idea to expand it 👍

Lots of comments about eligibility criteria, repayment, etc etc.

"finalized as proposed"
3/ We want to increase participation!

Let's allow folks to stay in one sided risk for longer, especially lower income (no hospital) ACOs

Makes sense 👍

Lots of comments about who, how, when, etc etc

"finalized as proposed without modification"
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What else for a @CMSGov coding and payment geek to do on a Friday night except dig into the 2066 page #PFS proposed rule! @SEricksonACP @BobDohertyACP @RobertBlaser1 @signaturedoc @BetsyNicoletti
Have to start with a shout out to @RobertBlaser1 coding guru from @RPANephrology who has his own thread on the #PFS. It was great to connect with him in Chicago last month
I have to start with a side rant on the conversion factor though. The CF will go down $1.53 to $33.08–a 4.4% decrease! This reflects a statutory freeze on automatic increases to the PFS coupled with the expiration of the some $3b that was pumped into the fee schedule last year
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$NWBO DEDUCED RECKONING: Northwest Bio reports Phase 3 results.

1/ "Only 5% of glio patients survive for five years. So how stunning is it for DCVAX-L to see life expectancy at 60 months rise from 5.7% to 13%, an increase of 228%. Some patients have seen total remission glio and are cancer free more than a decade after treatment.
2/ For example, Brad Silver participated in the Phase 1 trial 17 years ago and is cancer free now."

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OK. I am just now sitting down to look at the proposed #PFS CY 2020, and judging by the summary statement, it looks like @CMSGov accepted all of our RUC/CPT proposals. @BetsyNicoletti @rshawnm @signaturedoc @jakequintonMD @SEricksonACP @yejnes @RobertBlaser1
So this will be an exciting read and a huge boost for primary care and cognitive specialists which will raise reimbursement and at the same time decrease documentation burden for E/M codes.
So first, @CMSGov is proposing to add office based treatment for opioid use disorder to the Medicare Telehealth list (p. 110). This will certainly reduce barriers to treating substance abuse disorders
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