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The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Remote services and diagnostic testing supervision changes

Daniel F. Shay ( is an Attorney at Alice G. Gosfield & Associates PC in Philadelphia.

The 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule represents one of the last major regulatory changes in the healthcare arena promulgated by the Trump administration.[1] Several of the most significant changes are simply the finalizing on a permanent basis those temporary emergency measures taken in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). This article is not intended as an exhaustive examination of all changes within the 2021 MPFS final rule, but rather is a closer exploration of several such changes.

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