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The groundbreaking E/M code changes that are on track to arrive by 2021 gained clarity after the AMA released a preview of the E/M documentation guidelines you’ll use to code office visits in 2021.
 
 
The CDC has posted the FY2020 ICD-CM final code changes, and the good news is there were no changes to the proposed list of 273 new, 30 revised and 21 invalidated codes that were released in the proposed inpatient hospital prospective payment system rule, April 23. 
 

Benjamin David Danneman, 37, of Eureka, Mo., was employed by at least three local health care organizations that should be conferring with lawyers now. On June 12, Danneman was sentenced to 57 months in prison for working for them as a nurse and, in one case, as an assistant director of nursing without a nursing license.

A fully public health care paradigm in the vein of Medicare For All remains a long shot in the current political climate. But two industry veterans, including a former head of CMS, lay out some policies in Health Affairs that could win bipartisan support and spur a refresh of the nation's health care apparatus.
A policy change that gives greater freedom to providers who report home-visit services (99341-99350) became more fully entrenched after a May 24 update to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual.

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