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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AS40 Publication ID: Fall 2015 
Title: CY 2016 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B (CMS-1631-FC)(Section 610 Review) 

This annual final rule revises payment polices under the Medicare physician fee schedule, and makes other policy changes to payment under Medicare Part B. These changes apply to services furnished beginning January 1, 2016.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 405    42 CFR 410    42 CFR 411    42 CFR 414    42 CFR 425    42 CFR 495   
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 405(a), 1302, 1395x, 1395y(a), 1395ff, 1395kk, 1395rr and 1395ww(k)    42 U.S.C. 263a    42 U.S.C. 1395m, 1395hh, and 1395ddd    42 U.S.C. 1395w-101 through 1395w-152, and 1395nn    ...   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory    11/01/2015 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/15/2015  80 FR 41686   
NPRM Comment Period End  09/08/2015 
Final Action  11/00/2015 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: Federal 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: Yes 
Agency Contact:
Ryan Howe
Director, Division of Practitioner Services
Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Center for Medicare, MS: C4-01-15, 7500 Security Boulevard,
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:410 786-3355