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

Issues RFI Regarding the Anti-Kickback Statute and Beneficiary Inducements

On August 20, 2018, Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson, from the Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS issued a request for information (RFI) seeking input from the public on how to address any regulatory provisions that may act as barriers to coordinated care or value-based care.

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

On July 17, 2017, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Ohio announced a $19.5 million settlement with three companies and their chief executives relating to False Claims Act allegations brought against them. Foundations Health Solutions Inc., Olympia Therapy Inc., and Tridia Hospice Care Inc. were alleged to have submitted Medicare claims for