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Lighting the E/M fuse: Looming guideline changes foretell a new era in reporting

Published Dec 4, 2017
Last Reviewed Nov 30, 2017

Peer into the distance and you may catch a glimpse of an entirely new way to chart your patient encounters. Over the course of the 2018 rulemaking period, CMS has laid out the preliminary groundwork that would bring its official E/M documentation guidelines full-bore into the 21st century in a shift that, while slow in the making, could mean a significant change in the way practices report — and get paid for — their most common services.


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