Medicare Plans to Cut Specialists' Payments: Allergists get a 3% decrease

CMS Announces New Payment Rules that Benefit Primary Care Docs http://bit.ly/YkNXG

Medicare Plans to Cut Specialists' Payments: Allergists get a 3% decrease (see page 716 of PDF for all specialties) http://bit.ly/K8G12

Medicare payment rates

Percut allergy skin tests $28.96, Exhaled nitric oxide meas $39.60, patch tests $28.96 - (PDF) http://bit.ly/lYeYZ


Ingestion challenge test $270.55, Bronchial allergy tests $$189.11 - (PDF) http://bit.ly/lYeYZ

Immunotherapy injections $25.66, Rapid desensitization $94.81 - (PDF) http://bit.ly/lYeYZ

Office/outpatient visit, new $54.57 to $162.97 - (PDF) http://bit.ly/lYeYZ

Office/outpatient visit, est $54.57 to $111.11 - (PDF) http://bit.ly/lYeYZ - more here: http://bit.ly/XCAai

"Medicare will no longer pay for lucrative consultation codes, treating them instead as less-valuable E/M codes" http://bit.ly/XCAai

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