On July 8th, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued the proposed rule for the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which included significant cuts to the technical component (TC) of certain pathology codes. The proposed fee schedule would cap the TC payment for many pathology codes at the hospital outpatient prospective system rates. Some reimbursement rates will be cut by 75 to 80 percent. The cuts will not affect the professional component of pathology services.
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Richard S. Cooper
Jane Pine Wood
Bridget K. Cougevan
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