By Beth Turnbaugh, Director of Billing Operations.

We have received the final fee schedule released by the federal register on December 4. As anticipated, there is a decrease in the conversion rate effective January 1, 2021 dates of service of approximately 10%. This is both for anesthesia and general surgical conversation rates. ⦁ The national Anesthesia Conversion Rate will drop from $22.20 in 2020 to $20.06 in 2021 ⦁ The national Surgical Conversion Rate will drop from $36.09 in 2020 to $32.41 in 2021 Your particular area rate is based on the national conversion rate with locality adjustments. The following is a list of areas we service and their 2021 conversion rate vs 2020.

Area

County

Jan-20

Jan-21

Southern CA

71

Imperial/El Centro

$ 22.32

$ 20.19

18

Los Angeles

$ 23.25

$ 21.04

26

Orange

$ 23.25

$ 21.04

72

San Diego

$ 22.71

$ 20.56

17

Ventura (1)

$ 22.85

$ 20.69

Northern CA

7

Alameda-E Bay/Oakland

$ 23.88

$ 21.59

7

Contra Costa

$ 23.88

$ 21.59

75

Humboldt

$ 22.29

$ 20.16

75

Lake

$ 22.29

$ 20.16

52

Marin

$ 23.70

$ 21.50

64

Monterey/Salinas

$ 22.90

$ 20.83

51

Napa

$ 23.20

$ 20.79

63

Placerville

$ 22.48

$ 20.35

62

Riverside

$ 22.63

$ 20.55

63

Sacramento

$ 22.48

$ 20.35

65

San Benito

$ 23.83

$ 22.88

62

San Bernardino

$ 22.63

$ 20.55

5

San Francisco

$ 23.88

$ 21.59

68

San Joaquin/ Stockton/ Lodi

$ 22.29

$ 20.16

6

San Mateo

$ 23.88

$ 21.59

74

Santa Barbara

$ 22.72

$ 20.62

9

Santa Clara

$ 24.21

$ 22.00

66

Santa Cruz

$ 22.84

$ 20.76

53

Solana/Vallejo

$ 23.20

$ 20.79

67

Sonoma/ Santa Rosa

$ 22.77

$ 20.69

60

Stanisalus/Modesto

$ 22.29

$ 20.16

OR

99

Oregon

$ 21.59

$ 19.06

WI

Wisconsin

$ 21.11

$ 18.65