tci E/M Coding Alert - 2018 Issue 9

News You Can Use: Get Your First Look at the Proposed E/M Revisions for 2019

Is the long-awaited shake-up finally on its way? “This Administration has listened and is taking action,” was Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma’s bold proclamation in a press release that accompanied the July 12 release of the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for CY 2019. “Physicians tell us they continue to struggle with excessive regulatory requirements and unnecessary paperwork that steal time from patient care. … The proposed changes to the Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program address those problems head-on, by streamlining documentation requirements to focus on patient care...

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