The Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services posted the proposed 2009 Medicare Fee Schedule Rule on July 7, 2008. The link to those rules was provided in an earlier Medlaw Blog post.  

The proposals include numerous items, but I would like to highlight the following:

1.  Proposed changes to the Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility (IDTF
     enrollment requirements;

2. Significant clarification and proposed changes to the Purchased Diagnostic Testing or Anti
     markup Rules;

3.  A new Stark exemption for incentive payment and shared saving programs (gainsharing); and

4.  Proposed revisions to the Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Enrollment Requirements.

Over the next several weeks, I will be posting articles on the Medlaw Blog regarding each of these.