Highlights of the 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, released on Nov. 1, are provided by the author. There will be no change in E&M payment levels for 2019, as was proposed in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed, rule, news that comes as a relief to many…
CMS proposes major changes to E&M guidelines. Well, we have heard it for years: evaluation and management (E&M) guidelines need an overhaul. And now we have a proposal on the table. Before we get into the proposed changes, think for a moment: if you had full autonomy, how would you…
Providers must document the complexity of care for each and every patient. There is a standard misunderstanding of the utilization of time-based documentation and billing. Clearly, over time, many opinions and interpretations of ambiguous guidelines have clouded this topic, and it is time that we get back to the basics…