CMS Proposed Changes: Enhancing Healthcare Access and Coordination

In a significant stride towards improved healthcare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has unveiled its calendar year (CY) 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule. The comprehensive update outlines a vision for improved coverage, increased access, and more equitable healthcare.

Meena Seshamani, MD, CMS Deputy Administrator and Director of the Center for Medicare, summarizes the proposed changes, “If finalized, the proposals in this rule ensure the people we serve experience coordinated care focused on treating the whole person, considering each person’s unique story and individualized needs — physical health, behavioral health, oral health, social determinants of health, and are inclusive of caregivers, which are all so important to providing the care that people with Medicare deserve.”

With these changes, CMS aims to reshape the healthcare landscape, prioritizing personalized and holistic care for Medicare beneficiaries.