AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 5 (May)

HCFA Announces Grace Period for E&M Guidelines (May 1998)

May 1998 page 9 Coding Update HCFA Announces Grace Period for E&M Guidelines [See follow-up story] On April 27, 1998, the American Medical Association convened the physician leaders and staffs of organized medicine for an open and candid exchange of opinions and concerns with representatives from the Health Care Financing Administration, Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General, and the CPT Editorial Panel. In response to physician concerns and vigorous advocacy efforts by the AMA, state medical associations, and medical specialty societies, HCFA officials announced at the meeting that it has agreed to:     An indefinite grace...

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