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Healthcare Alert: 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

The final 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (released yesterday, November 1, 2012) contains a 52 percent cut for the highest volume technical component anatomic pathology code, CPT Code 88305-TC. This reduction, which will be effective January 1, 2013, brings the payment in line with the Medicare outpatient APC payment rate for the same service. The 88305-TC has been acknowledged by most observers as being over-priced by Medicare and a reduction was expected. However, the size of the reimbursement cut is greater than most have anticipated. The professional component (CPT Code 88305-26) will be increased by two percent. Overall, Medicare reimbursement for the global 88305 anatomic pathology services will be reduced by one-third. 

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