The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is accepting comments on their proposed changes to the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule and other Medicare Part B payment policies through September 11. Highlights of the proposal include: request for ideas for regulatory relief; expansion of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) to all Medicare patients at risk of type 2 diabetes; delayed implementation of appropriate use criteria for advanced imaging services; and extension of the California Geographic Practice Cost Index fix. The final rule is to be released in early November. To read the proposed rule, go to and to submit comments to CMS, go to