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A medico-legal expert shares her thoughts on the duties of providers and practices when confronted with suicidal or homicidal patients. 

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.

Some experts think President Trump's next course of action after the recent failure of his Part D safe harbor reform will be to go hard on drug price limits. But one thinks he may try to free the weed instead.


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