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CMS E/M Services Documentation Guidelines and Burden Reduction Listening Session

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    Medical Coding Books
    CMS did the same thing when they did their Proposed Rules Webinar, so if you listened/read to that one you shouldn't be too surprised.

    I liked that they followed an outline, and they allowed for Q&A sessions. To be truthful, I hung up after Verma (CMS Admin) was done speaking. My time today was limited anyways, but I figured I'd catch up reading the transcript later.

    AAPC sums up some of the more pertinent 2019 changes on page 19:

    I'll post more once I've read the transcript.
    "Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds"
    -Gordon B. Hinckley

  2. #32
    Ok, the Session transcript has now been posted and is available on MLN's site here:

    Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Understanding 3 Key Topics Call

    I recommend reading or listening to the whole session: Audio here

    A few quick takeaways:

    1) A FAQ is supposed to be released which should answer most of the questions asked in the session
    2) Telehealth was brought up several times
    3) Quality measures were discussed
    4) PFS 200 covered professional services were talked about as well (under Quality really)

    I enjoyed the session, however I can't wait to get my hands on the FAQ if it truly will be as great as the presenters are hinting at.

    More to come still.
    "Without hard work, nothing grows but weeds"
    -Gordon B. Hinckley

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