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

Proposed Policy, Payment, and Quality Provisions Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Calendar Year 2019

In line with its commitment to the Patients Over Paperwork initiative, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is committed to increasing the amount of time a provider spends with a patient by eliminating and/or streamlining some

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