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Geographic Adjustment of Medicare Payments to Physicians: Evaluation of IOM Recommendations Concurrent with our CY 2012 rulemaking cycle, the Institute of Medicine released the final version of its report entitled “Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment: Phase I: Improving Accuracy, Second Edition” on September 28, 2011.


The Medicare system adjusts fee-for-service payment rates for hospitals and practitioners 1 according to the geographic location in which providers practice, recognizing that certain costs beyond the providers' control vary between metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas and also differ by region. The fundamental rationale for geographic adjustment is to create a payment structure that adjusts ...


CY 2019 Conversion Factor 36.0391 Statutory Update Factor 0.00% (1.0000) CY 2020 RVU Budget Neutrality Adjustment 0.14% (1.0014) CY 2020 Conversion Factor 36.0896 Practice Expense, Malpractice, and Geographic Pricing Cost Index Relative Value Units


Medicare Benefit Policy Internet Only Manual: Chapter 13 - Rural Health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Services (PDF) See MM11019 (PDF) FQHC Preventive Services (PDF) – Information on preventive services in FQHCs including HCPCS coding, same day billing, and waivers of co-insurance.


Calculated dollar amounts reflect national rates before geographic adjustment. 2 The "2020 Final Rates" are calculated using: 1) the final 2020 conversion factor (CF) of 36.0896; and 2) final total RVUs, comprised of: work RVU (wRVU), non‐facility (NF)


This adjustment factor is the wage index. We currently define hospital geographic areas (labor market areas) based on the definitions of Core-Based Statistical Areas (CBSAs) established by the Office of Management and Budget and announced in December 2003.


A4. The FQHC GAF (Geographic Adjustment Factor) is used to adjust the base FQHC PPS rate to reflect the variation in practice costs in different areas. It is an adaptation of the Geographic Practice Cost Index (GPCI) used for the Physician Fee Schedule. Q5. What is the FQHC GAF for my FQHC? A5. The list of FQHC GAFs is on the . CMS FQHC Center ...


GEOGRAPHIC ADJUSTMENTS TO FEE-FOR-SERVICE PAYMENTS. Fee-for-service Medicare payments to practitioners are based on the PFS. The PFS is based on a list of more than 7,000 distinct services defined according to the nomenclature of the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT ®) codes developed by the American Medical Association (AMA) (2011a).CMS uses the CPT ® codes to create an expanded coding ...


§ 412.316 Geographic adjustment factors. (a) Local cost variation. CMS adjusts for local cost variation based on the hospital wage index value that is applicable to the hospital under subpart D of this part.


The complete list of Medicare Carrier Locality code configuration and zip code to carrier locality crosswalk. Find the carrier and locality code by zip code. Includes Geographic Pricing Cost Index (GPCI), Anestesia Conversion Factor, and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Geographic Adjustment Factors for 2020.