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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.
 

Quick question: Where is the documentation that supports your doctor's MIPS performance in 2017? If you don’t know the answer, start looking now and you'll spare yourself a last-minute scramble.

Had you forgotten about the new patient relationship category modifiers unveiled in the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule? CMS hasn't. The five new modifiers are still out there and still voluntary. But expect Medicare to shift to mandatory reporting of the modifiers soon as part of the cost portion of the merit-based incentive payment system (MIPS).
 

When we reported in January that you had till April 2 to report Quality Payment Program data to CMS, you may have thought you had plenty of time to think about that later -- but here's a reminder that it's now less than a month away. 

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