What is the consumer price index for 2021?
For 2021, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) update is 0.60 percent. Understand that the inflation-indexed update is calculated based on the change in the applicable CPI for the 12-month period which ends on June 30 of each year. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) states that “Manual instructions for determining the reasonable charge payment can be found in Publication 100-04, Medicare Claims Processing Manual, Chapter 23, Section 80 through 80.8. If there is not sufficient charge data for a code, the instructions permit considering charges for other similar services and price lists.”
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