Section 3003 of the Affordable Care Act

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Read the statutory language applicable to this section

Regulatory status

Federal agency guidance

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This section expands the current physician feedback program to provide for development of individualized reports by 2012 that will compare the per capita utilization of physicians to other physicians who see similar patients.

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Regulations

On July 13, 2010, CMS issued proposed "Policies Inder the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B" which included proposed rules to implement Section 3003: Improvements to the Physician Feedback Program.

Federal Register Commentary Regarding Section 3003

Comment Period. Comments were due by August 24, 2010.

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Federal Agency Guidance

Background on the Physician Feedback Program: From MIPPA to ACA

Presentation by CMS staff at the September 24 Physician Feedback Program and Implementation of the Value-Based Payment Modifier for Fee-for-Service Medicare Listening Session.

Quality and Resource Use Reports For Individual Physicians

CMS sample draft report template of the type of information that will be available late in 2010 to approximately sixteen hundred physicians who filed Medicare claims under a group tax identification number and practiced in one of 12 metropolitan areas during 2007.