**UPDATE: The .5 percent payment increased on July 1, 2015 and will continue to increased by .5 percent each year until 2018.**
The centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the proposed 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which addresses Medicare payment and quality provisions for physicians in 2016. Under the proposal, physicians will see a 0.5 percent payment increase on July 1, 2015. Next year will be the first of several years of predictable payments resulting from the legislation that permanently repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) this spring.
Read the full article on the American College of Cardiology's website.