The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published the final Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2018. Advocacy by the California Medical Association (CMA) resulted in many positive changes in the final rule, including revision of the 2016 PQRS and MU reporting requirements so physicians are required to report only six measures with no domain or cross-cutting measures; this change alone will reduce physician penalties by $22 million. To read more highlights of the final rule, go to the CMA webpage at