CMS Finalizes Medicare Policies for ACOs

CMS also released the Physician Fee Schedule final rule for the calendar year 2023 this week, addressing new policies for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program that support providers treating rural and underserved populations. The final includes updates to policies on evaluation/management services, telehealth services, behavioral health services, and Opioid Treatment Programs. Additionally, CMS incorporated new chronic pain management and behavioral health integration services to the Rural Health Clinic and Federally Qualified Health Center specific general care management HCPCS code, G0511.