In the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for 2019 payment policies, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduces radical changes to the way healthcare practitioners would be reimbursed for evaluation and management (E/M) services furnished to their Medicare Part B patients beginning in 2019. At the crux of the debate that ensued with the ...
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Sep 6th, 2018
The American Medical Association (AMA) sent a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma on Aug. 27, 2018, with signatures from medical societies with comments on the CMS proposal for the Patients Over Paperwork initiative. AMA Loves Paperwork Reduction In the letter, the AMA says that they support CMS’ initiative ...
CMS comment submitted by American Osteopathic Association representatives on AMA RUC September 5, 2018, with tracking number: 1k2-9592-adpg Starting 2019, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes enacting Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR) if an evaluation and management (E/M) service and procedure are performed on the same date of service. Citing abuse of ...
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Sep 4th, 2018
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Be aware of three proposals that would make coding these services easier, but also may negatively affect physician reimbursement. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed radical changes that, if finalized, would ease the documentation requirements for new and established outpatient visits, while also creating a uniform payment for evaluation and management ...
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Aug 22nd, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) physician fee schedule proposed rule has some new Part B specific codes for Podiatry Evaluation and Management (E/M) services as well as some modification to Teaching Physician Attestation Rules for 2019. Changes to E/M Service Codes CMS has also proposed the addition of two podiatry E/M codes specific ...