17 Aug CMS Proposed Rule for 2019
You have almost certainly heard about the many potential changes put forward through the CMS proposed fee schedule rule for 2019. Proposed changes to the fee structure for evaluation and management coding is one of the more impactful proposed changes. Depending on your specialty, you may benefit from a change that would consolidate the fee for four of the five levels of service to a single fee, but many stand to lose.
An excellent article we’re sharing with you this week from Robert Berenson and Alan Lazaroff for Health Affairs suggests beyond a financial loss, there are real disincentives to best patient care practices that would also come with such a structure. They make this point, and other excellent arguments, in this very well-written analysis of E&M changes in the proposed rule.
You can read the full article HERE.