CMS published its proposed 2007 Medicare physician fee schedule today (all 260-some pages of it). It’s a good news/bad news sort of announcement. The good news is that CMS recognizes that physician work RVUs are undervalued, collectively, by about $4 billion. The bad news is that budget neutrality rules won’t let CMS actually pay physicians $4 billion more next year. Ah, well.
CMS giveth, and CMS taketh away