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A new proposed rule promises to make some HIPAA Privacy Rule requirements simpler for providers to fulfill by eliminating paperwork and permissions related to the transfer of protected health information (PHI).
Physicians can breathe a little easier in the new year Congress has erased the deep Medicare fee cuts CMS laid out in the final 2021 physician fee schedule as an offset to higher E/M pay rates.
Here’s some good news to start the year: The new rules that update the Stark physician self-referral law and the anti-kickback statute should make it easier for practices to stay in compliance with the expansive anti-fraud laws.
Question: What will CMS expect in terms of documentation for time-based E/M coding when reviewing records for office visit codes in 2021?
The most-used modifiers list didn’t change much in 2019 compared to the previous year — except for one particular modifier used in multi-line billing.


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