Thursday, June 22, 2006

Increased CMS Payments for Emergency Medicine

From ACEP:

American College of Emergency Physicians is proud to announce that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will increase payments for emergency medicine Evaluation and Management codes beginning in January 2007.

According to a proposed notice released by CMS this week, the Relative Value Units for emergency medicine E/M codes will increase from 8.1% to 60%, or about 25% across the board. The actual financial impact for each ACEP member will depend on several factors, including patient volume, payer mix, and frequency distribution.

You can calculate the impact these increases will have on your payments by going to We have created an interactive calculator that will allow you to see what you can expect to be reimbursed in 2007.


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