Mar 14th, 2019
The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a press release March 13 to announce its latest advocacy for vaccination: As some technology companies have announced steps to combat the spread of vaccine misinformation, the American Medical Association (AMA) today issued a letter to the CEOs of six of the country’s leading social media and technology companies ...
In Billing
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 ...
In CMS
Jul 17th, 2018
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma detailed plans to revamp evaluation and management (E/M) in a letter to physicians July 17th. But don’t start worrying about the codes changing. The letter, released in CMS’ MLNconnects newsletter, criticizes the current 5 level office visit codes, which Verma claims make up 40 percent of Medicare ...
In Billing
Jul 2nd, 2018
The only case when time may be used as the overriding factor in determining an evaluation and management (E/M) level is when counseling and/or coordinating care dominates the encounter, which means that the time expended on counseling and/or coordinating care exceeds 50 percent of the total encounter time. This applies to non-time-controlled E/M services that ...
Apr 26th, 2018
The Trump administration is drafting plans to undo the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) rule preventing doctors, healthcare organizations, and health insurance companies from discriminating against transgender people. If the Trump administration’s rollback gets passed, it could potentially open the way for clinical staff to turn away a transgender individual from receiving medical a...