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How the 2007 fee schedule may shift practice cash flow

If CMS' changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) pass through Congress in the fall, payments for certain E/M series will get a boost, but others will drop. "It's time to increase Medicare's payment rates for physicians to spend time with their patients," said CMS Administrator Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, in a statement. This change doesn't mean that all physicians will see improvements to their bottom lines.