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, more than 22 minutes long and including 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.