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Recently Part B News gave you a heads-up on materials that you should store in case CMS audits your MIPS attestations. We got some added detail on the situation in a conversation with Lori Foley, managing principal with the PYA consultancy in Atlanta.

Coders who wanted help reporting lung injuries associated with vaping can breathe easy. The CDC released information on the diagnosis codes that can be used for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury (EVALI) on Oct 17.

 
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.
 

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