Ahead of the Sept. 11 deadline, Envision submitted formal comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (MPFS). Our comments focused on several key proposals affecting our clinicians and patients, including:

  • Concern regarding the proposed cut of 3.36 percent (3.26 percent for anesthesia) to the Medicare conversion factor, especially considering systemic reimbursement and cash-flow pressures
  • Support for sustained patient access and utilization of telehealth services, capitalizing on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Support for the Agency’s continued acknowledgment of the impact of social determinants of health and the additional time and effort required of clinicians to overcome them
  • Proposed improvements to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that emphasize achieving high-quality patient outcomes

Envision takes very seriously its responsibility to provide patients high-quality care and create healthier communities. We are committed to working with other provider groups, medical societies, and policymakers on long-term solutions that improve Medicare reimbursement by appropriately rewarding clinicians and groups that prioritize value, quality, and patient access to care.

See the full comment letter Envision submitted to CMS here.