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In Case You Missed It – Recording of Panel Discussion on E/M Coding Reform

On July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed historic changes that would increase the amount of time that physicians and other clinicians can spend with their patients by reducing the burden of paperwork that clinicians face when billing Medicare. Providers consistently bring up how documentation is needlessly burdensome, isn’t improving patient care, and is actually having a negative impact on patient care. In response, CMS proposed streamlining the documentation requirements for E&M visits, as well as moving to single payment rates.

Watch the CMS Panel Discussion on E/M Coding Reform, featuring CMS Administrator, Seema Verma, CMS Chief Medical Officer and Director of CCSQ Kate Goodrich, and Dr. Donald Rucker, National Coordinator.

Read CMS Administrator Seema Verma’s letter to physicians addressing clinician burnout and outlining the steps CMS is taking to reduce clinician burden through the “Patients Over Paperwork” initiative, including the proposed overhaul of the Evaluation & Management (E&M) documentation and coding system.

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