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HHS/CMS RIN: 0938-AU10 Publication ID: Fall 2020 
Title: CY 2021 Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Medicare Part B (CMS-1734)(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, 2021. Additionally, this rule updates the Quality Payment Program.

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: Regulatory 
RFA Section 610 Review: Section 610 Review 
CFR Citation: 42 CFR 410    42 CFR 414    42 CFR 415    42 CFR 423    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1302    42 U.S.C. 1395hh   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  Per statute, rule must be effective by January 1, 2021.  01/01/2021 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  08/17/2020  85 FR 50074   
NPRM Comment Period End  10/05/2020 
Final Action  01/00/2021 
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:
Marge Watchorn
Deputy 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:410 786-4361