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Physicians may have a new tool at their disposal to find the lowest-priced drugs for patients should a proposed rule from CMS take effect as planned. The proposed rule, released Nov. 26, would require Part D plans to adopt a Real Time Benefit Tool that can alert providers to the current price of drugs available under a patient's coverage terms.
Take in some sun, gulp the sea air, spin the roulette wheel and … report an E/M home visit code. Under place-of-service clarifications in the 2019 CPT Professional book, your longed-for vacation site could become a new place of business.
Many practices are breathing a sigh of relief after CMS decided to hold off on critical payments changes for E/M services. But don’t get too comfortable just yet.
CMS hit the brakes on making imminent changes to the oft-used E/M code set that’s tied to billions of dollars in medical practice revenue. Streamlined payment rates are off the table for 2019, as are vast documentation revisions, according to the 2,378-page final 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule released Nov. 1. Once you’ve read through our detailed breaking news, take our quick, confidential survey to share your opinion.

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