|November 5, 2018
CMS Issues Final Medicare Physician Payment Rule
In addition to the changes to the proposal to collapse the E & M codes, CMS also proposed to minimize some administrative burden and expand Medicare coverage of virtual health visits via new covered codes for technology-based services including virtual care and remote patient monitoring. Changes were also made to the MIPS reporting requirements.
The changes are effective for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule on or after Jan. 1, 2019.
For CY 2019 and beyond, CMS is finalizing the following policies designed to minimize the current administrative burden:
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