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Implementing CMS rule for 2019 – Evaluation and Management guidelines

February 15th, 2019 / By Jean Jones, CPC

One of the things that makes Tom Brady a great quarterback is his ability to think downfield. He’s not just thinking about the current play, but considering all the plays […]

Physician billing guidelines are counter-productive. Will the new CMS rule make things worse?

January 18th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

In a Health Affairs blog and an Inside Angle podcast discussion, the health policy expert, physician and self-styled contrarian, Bob Berenson explains why the Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding guidelines […]

Podcast Episode Transcript: Physician payment and performance measurement: Is it fair?

With L. Gordon Moore, MD

Gordon Moore: Welcome to the Inside Angle Podcast. This is Gordon Moore, your host. And today, I’m speaking with Robert Berenson. He is a physician who joined the Urban Institute […]

Revisiting modifier 25

January 16th, 2019 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

Since the Final Rule for 2019 averted the threat of reduced payment for professional services concerning the -25 modifier, I thought revisiting this troublesome modifier would be a good idea. […]

CMS clarifies the CC & ROS documentation changes for E/M services for 2019

December 19th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Yesterday, I saw a new release from CMS clarifying documentation requirements for E/M services in 2019. Little has changed about the data that needs to be collected, but there has […]

A look back at popular blogs of 2018

December 17th, 2018

Thank you to all the readers of the Inside Angle blog! As we look ahead to 2019, here are some of our most popular blogs of the year:    “CPT […]

CMS finalizes E/M changes in its “Dear Clinician” letter

November 12th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

On November 8, 2018 CMS released its Dear Clinician letter providing final decisions on the proposed Evaluation and Management coding changes discussed in a previous blog. The letter is a […]

Evaluation and management has come full circle

October 31st, 2018 / By Jean Jones, CPC

I have been in the highly regulated healthcare industry for all my adult life—27 years to be exact. Part of what I love about being in health care is the […]

CMS proposed E/M changes: Fair or not?

September 12th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

There has been an outcry about the proposed E/M changes CMS recently brought to the industry for comment. Let’s take a close look at what CMS proposes: Lifting restrictions on […]

CMS proposes to shake things up

August 20th, 2018 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

By now, you’ve undoubtedly seen the CMS proposal to overhaul the E/M documentation and coding guidelines for new and established office visits, along with consolidated payments. There are articles and […]

Immunizations: The road to better health

August 17th, 2018 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

Is it really August 2018? For many of us, this time of year means planning one final summer vacation, getting kids ready for a new school year, or thinking about […]

CMS: Evaluation and Management (E/M) coding changes proposed

July 23rd, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

I don’t know about you, but my head is spinning. On July 12, 2018, Administrator Verma released an email with some pretty stunning news. I’m going to focus on the […]