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11/18/2019

The final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule features multiple advances in the regulations governing non-physician practitioners (NPPs), suggesting CMS’ growing awareness of and support for these providers’ roles in delivering health care.

11/18/2019

CMS introduced an add-on code for chronic care management (CCM) and two principal care management (PCM) codes that it will pay for starting Jan. 1, 2020. Here are the full descriptors for the codes.

11/18/2019
As you plan ahead for the momentous E/M changes taking hold Jan. 1, 2021, you’ll find the roadmap largely intact. CMS approved the narrower focus on documentation requirements and a big shift in payments in the final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule released Nov. 1.
11/18/2019
The final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule brings a big boost to certain procedures, such as surgical specimen imaging and sacroiliac joint fusion, but large reductions to other services, including closed treatment of a hip socket fracture and implant of non-biodegradable drug devices.
11/18/2019
The final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule features multiple advances in the regulations governing non-physician practitioners (NPPs), suggesting CMS’ growing awareness of and support for these providers’ roles in delivering health care.
11/18/2019
Practices that report chronic care, complex chronic care or transitional care management (TCM) services will find the news for next year is good, better or best.
11/18/2019
Along with payment and policy updates for 2020, the final 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule contains a wide range of regulations your practice needs to know about for the coming year.
11/18/2019
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) sections of the physician fee schedule final rule continue to ratchet up pressure on providers and point to a potentially seismic change with the Pathways plan for 2021.
11/18/2019
Ophthalmology and vascular surgery are among the specialty groups expected to take a payment hit in 2020, while clinical social workers, clinical psychologists and podiatrists are slated for a reimbursement bump.
11/14/2019

You’ll have two add-on codes to go with the new descriptors, documentation standards and coding guidelines for codes 99202-99215 taking effect Jan. 1, 2021. But that may come as a relief: CMS was considering the creation of three add-on codes, some of which would have been reported based on specialty.workplace.

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