Long-awaited and highly anticipated, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule for 2023 released this past week supports the expansion of access to behavioral health and cancer screening, while promoting health equity.
The timing of this Final Rule brings to mind the loss of actor Chadwick Boseman of Black Panther fame. Boseman died in 2020, following his battle with colon cancer – an issue addressed in the Final Rule with a focus on cancer screening, as colon and rectal cancers continue to be a leading cause of death in the U.S., with even higher numbers of new cases and death rates for Black Americans, Native Americans, and Alaskan Natives.
Reporting our lead story during the next live edition of Talk Ten Tuesdays will be senior healthcare consultant Sharon Easterling, who is writing a series of articles for ICD10monitor on the experience of Black Americans dealing with the country’s healthcare system.
Other segments during the live broadcast will include the following: