A recent Legal Topics in Healthcare post described the CMS “Patients Over Paperwork” Initiative. One area of documentation impacted by this initiative lessens teaching-physician burden with student documentation that supports a patient’s E/M services.

In February 2018, CMS published CR10412, which allows a teaching physician to simply verify a student’s E/M visit notes

In February 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented the Patients Over Paperwork (POP) initiative. This proposal set out to reform certain documentation requirements used currently to support Medicare billing. The goal is to reduce time spent on documentation, thereby increasing the amount of time clinicians spend with their patients, and in

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a “lower level” E/M code to be used for reimbursement for physician virtual visits and reviews of pre-recorded images (which would reimburse for a provider’s asynchronous review of “recorded video and/or images captured by a patient) in order to evaluate the patient’s condition” and determine