Medicare Compliance & Reimbursement

E/M Payment:
Will Your Bottom Line Suffer If 99211 and 99215 Pay the Same Amount?

New proposals will hit some specialists hard, CMS statistics suggest. Due to overwhelming feedback, CMS has proposed not only changing the documentation requirements of evaluation and management (E/M) services, but also creating a single relative value unit for both office and outpatient E/M level 2 through 5 codes. These “historic” updates would greatly impact some physicians’ take home pay — [...]