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Proposed Changes to Medicare Physician Fee Schedule May Impact Work and Reimbursement of Social Workers

Review the Changes and Comment by September 13

In July 2021, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that announced proposed policy and practice changes for Medicare Part B payments beginning January 1, 2022. The proposed changes may impact the work and reimbursement of social workers in various settings and that of other Medicare providers. NASW will be providing comments to CMS on the proposed physician fee schedule and encourages social workers to submit individual comments, especially in the areas of telehealth and quality payment. Social workers can submit their own comments using this customizable TEMPLATE LETTER, including their unique experiences and perspectives and providing examples whenever possible to support their points. Submit your comments by 5 p.m. ET on September 13, 2021.

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