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Inside CMS - 11/08/2018

CMS Backpedals On Overhaul Of E/M Codes, Expands Telehealth

November 01, 2018
CMS backtracked on a controversial proposal to overhaul how doctors are paid for office visits but finalized policies to expand telehealth services in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule released Thursday (Nov. 1). The agency is not going forward with its proposal to pay a single rate for most doctors’ office visits regardless of their level of complexity. The agency, in the proposed physician fee schedule released in July , sought to revise the so-called...


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