2006 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Not on CD-ROM

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has decided not to place the 2006 fees on the CD-ROM this year in order to have greater flexibility of making any last minute changes to the 2006 payment rates. Placing the fees on the carrier Web site assures that providers will have the most current and correct fees available.

The CD-ROM will still contain important 2006 Medicare program information such as the Par Announcement, Par Agreement, Video from Dr. Mark McClellan concerning the new Medicare drug benefit along with other helpful Medicare Part B information. Mailing of the CD-ROM is expected to start on November 9, 2005.

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