CMS' proposal also includes the following:
- Reallocating a higher proportion of professional liability insurance costs to physicians with the highest malpractice costs;
- Reducing payments for imaging services to provide increased payments for services such as primary care;
- And encouraging participation in the Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program and the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative.
The proposed rule can be found in the Federal Register. It is open for public comment until August 31, with the final rule going into effect on November 1.
To read the proposed rule, click here: