August 2, 2018
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 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, was not 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 Evaluation and Management (E/M) 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 Office and Dr. Thomas A. Mason, ONC Chief Medical Officer discuss proposed E/M coding changes.
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