CMS Proposes Withdrawing CME Exemption from Open Payments

CMS Proposes Withdrawing CME Exemption from Open Payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services believes removing the exemption for accredited CME will make reporting more consistent. Some members of the CME community disagree, arguing that removing the exemption will cause more confusion.

Buried at the bottom of a fact sheet on proposed policy and payment changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2015 that was released on July 3 is a proposed reversal of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Open Payments policy that has stunned the continuing medical education community.

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