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Advising the Congress on Medicare issues
MedPAC > Recommendations > Physician and other health professional services

Physician and other health professional services

March 15, 2024

The Congress should:

  • for calendar year 2025, update the 2024 Medicare base payment rate for physician and other health professional services by the amount specified in current law plus 50 percent of the projected increase in the Medicare Economic Index; and
  • enact the Commission’s March 2023 recommendation to establish safety-net add-on payments under the physician fee schedule for services delivered to low-income Medicare beneficiaries.

Appeared in: March 2024 - Chapter 4

Topics: Physicians and other health professionals.