E/M Coding Reform Panel Discussion Recording - In Case You Missed It
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared the following information:
"On July 12, CMS proposed historic changes that would increase the amount of time that doctors and other clinicians can spend with their patients by reducing the burden of paperwork that clinicians face when billing Medicare. We have held listening sessions all over the country and heard from thousands of providers and one thing they consistently brought up was how documentation was needlessly burdensome, wasn’t improving patient care, and was actually having a negative impact on patient care. We listened and in response we proposed streamlining the documentation requirements for E&M (Evaluation & Management) visits, as well as moving to single payment rates."
Watch CMS Administrator Seema Verma, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of CCSQ Kate Goodrich, Dr. Donald Rucker, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dr. Anand Shah, CMMI Chief Medical Officer and Dr. Thomas A. Mason, ONC Chief Medical Officer discuss proposed E/M Coding changes.
Title: CMS Panel Discussion on E/M Coding Reform
Also see here for a National Law Review article describing the rate changes and timeline.