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Instructions for Retrieving the January 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) Files Through the CMS Mainframe Telecommunications System

The purpose of this Change Request (CR) is to provide instructions for the Medicare contractors to download, test, and implement the annual January MPFSDB update files. In addition, Medicare contractors will need to be prepared to implement up to three revised MPFS payment files for the January update in the event that technical errors are discovered or any other corrections are required.

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Issued by: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Issue Date: September 08, 2022

DISCLAIMER: The contents of this database lack the force and effect of law, except as authorized by law (including Medicare Advantage Rate Announcements and Advance Notices) or as specifically incorporated into a contract. The Department may not cite, use, or rely on any guidance that is not posted on the guidance repository, except to establish historical facts.