tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert - 2015 Issue 7

CMS News: AAFP Asks CMS for More Codes for Outpatient Settings

A proposal calls for inclusion of new codes in the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule.  Physician organizations are requesting that CMS redefine and revalue the outpatient E/M codes to reflect the broad range of services physicians provide. Unlike new physician payment models which are using technology to change the patient care, payment for primary care physicians who provide outpatient evaluation and management (E/M) services has remain unchanged.  In the new system, with variables like accountable care organizations and the comprehensive primary care initiative, physicians are interacting with patients and the entire care team in multiple ways. But...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert.

TCI's Outpatient Facility Coding Alert helps your facility stay profitable by covering issues that are important to you — everything from billing strategies and appropriate payment indicators to coding tips and tricks, analysis of industry trends, and so much more. Subscribe today and let our experts make your job easier.

  • Current newsletters added each month
  • Fully searchable archives - over 650 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 2012 organized by year and issue
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • tci Outpatient Facility Coding Alert +Archives

free demo
request yours today
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!