CMS Finalizes E/M Changes, New Coverage Of Opioid Treatment Programs

By James Romoser / November 1, 2019 at 7:55 PM
CMS on Friday (Nov. 1) finalized changes to the Physician Fee Schedule that will simplify documentation and coding requirements for office visits, add a new Part B benefit for opioid treatment programs and increase pay for care management services provided to beneficiaries after they leave the hospital. Those are among the key provisions in the 2020 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule . HHS Secretary Alex Azar and CMS Administrator Seema Verma touted the rule as reducing...

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