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Just days before it was to take effect, Cigna announced it would “delay implementation” of a strict new policy for E/M services billed with modifier 25 (Significant, separately identifiable E/M service by the same physician on the same date as a procedure).
The AMA’s May 25 webinar focused on the changes to the E/M code set that went into effect Jan. 1, 2023. But in addition to a detailed review of the new coding guidelines, related technical corrections and four case studies, the co-chairs of the AMA's CPT/RUC Workgroup on E/M gave attendees a glimpse into the future of the E/M code set.
Mark your calendar if you're interested in entering a value-based care arrangement through the Medicare Shared Savings Program, the federal government's largest accountable care organization (ACO) network. The deadline to apply for 2024 is June 15.
The COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) will end tonight at 11:59 p.m. But 14 waivers that impact medical practices and their patients will remain in effect when the clock strikes midnight on May 12.
The agency announced plans for a major overhaul to its compliance program guidelines on April 25.


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