On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (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.
Listening sessions were held all over the country. Responses from thousands of providers consistently identified how documentation was needlessly burdensome, wasn’t improving patient care and was actually having a negative impact on patient care. CMS listened, and in response, has 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.
CMS Panel Discussion on E/M Coding Reform