CMS Posts Video on E/M Payment Proposal

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CMS Posts Video on E/M Payment Proposal

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has posted a 22 minute promotional video hosted by Administrator Seema Verma about the agency’s evaluation and management (E/M) payment changes in the 2019 proposed Physician Fee Schedule. The video features a panel of CMS-related providers, follows up on an introductory video posted earlier this year.
Providers will only have to document to the Level 2 requirements under the proposal.
The group answers several questions from clinicians and admit that the change will lesson the amount of documentation and electronic medical record (EMR) management.  Dr. Anand Shah expressed hope that commercial payers will adopt the proposal.  Dr. Don Rucker of HHS claimed that documenting less will help improve data-driven care.
The agency requests public comments by September 20th.

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  1. Peggy Price says:

    If this proposed rule gets implemented, what E/M code do providers need to bill for their level of service or does it matter? Is there going to be one code that they will bill or do the coders just need to know what code to use.