Inside CMS - 09/13/2018

Doctors, Other Stakeholders Strongly Oppose E/M Pay Proposal

September 12, 2018
CMS' proposal to consolidate Medicare payment rates for office visits continues to generate overwhelming opposition from physician groups, including groups that could stand to benefit financially from the change. At the same time, other key stakeholders and lawmakers from both parties indicated this week that, like the physician groups, they want CMS to go back to the drawing board. The controversial provision, which is contained in the proposed 2019 physician fee schedule, would change the way CMS pays doctors for...

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