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The 2020 physician fee schedule is under regulatory review, but that doesn't mean you can't gain a glimpse of the public comments about the pending E/M changes that CMS will be taking into consideration.
 
 
As part of an effort entitled the Regulatory Sprint to Coordinated Care, CMS and OIG released advance copies of proposed regulatory changes on Oct. 9. The proposed rules would modify regulations that have presented obstacles to physicians, hospitals and other providers as they transition away from traditional fee-for-service (FFS) payment models toward value-based arrangements.
 
 
You've heard by now of the momentous changes coming to your office-based E/M codes in 2021. And perhaps you caught wind of accompanying payment updates. But just how game-changing are the new payments?
 
CMS has painful plans for the somatic nerve block family of codes next year. Proposed cuts to work and other relative value units (RVUs) will result in lower pay for most codes in the 64400-64450 range, DecisionHealth analysis of the proposed 2020 Medicare physician fee schedule reveals.
 
You can dismiss a lot of the controversial updates to office E/M services, such as blended payment rates, that drew an outcry from the medical community. But you’re now on the clock to get in line with far-reaching documentation changes for these oft-used services, according to the 2020 proposed Medicare physician fee schedule released today.
 

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