In CMS
Aug 13th, 2019
Changes to payment, coding, and documentation policies for evaluation and management (E/M) services finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule are necessary to align with the American Medical Association’s (AMA) revisions to the 2021 CPT code set for office/outpatient E/M visits, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The proposed policy changes for ...
In CMS
May 21st, 2019
There is a change in Medicare policy forthcoming regarding evaluation and management (E/M) services documentation requirements for teaching physicians. It is important to train teaching physicians, residents, and nurses who document E/M services of all changes to be implemented on July 1, 2019. To quote from the MLN article MM11171: The following provides these policy ...
In CMS
May 8th, 2019
Evaluation and Management (E/M) is changing over the next two years. These will be the most significant payment and code changes since 1997 and will upend the medical coding and billing. Adding to the unsettling  information about the changes is that they continue to evolve. Awareness is Key To succeed, be aware of the changes ...
In CMS
Nov 14th, 2018
Earlier this year, as part of its 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) raised the possibility that it might reduce by 50 percent payments for same-day E/M services provided with procedures. Now, with the release of the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, CMS has reversed the ...
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 ...