CMS releases 2020 fee schedule

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON – The 2020 Medicare fee schedule grants 1.6% to 2.4% CPI-U increases in several categories, AAHomecare reports.

The fee schedule includes a 2.4% increase for former competitive bidding areas and a 2.4% increase for diabetes supplies in the national mail-order program. It also includes a 1.6% increase for non-rural areas.

The fee schedule for rural/non-contiguous areas will be 50% of the unadjusted fee schedule (2015) and 50% of the new adjusted fee schedule.

The fee schedule for oxygen equipment and contents varies, due to budget neutrality, but on average, it represents a 2% increase for former bid areas; a 3.5% increase for non-rural areas; and a 1.5% increase for rural areas.

AAHomecare says it is still reviewing the fee schedule.

See CMS’s update on the CPI-U increase here. See the 2020 fee schedule here.