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Care Management Weekly News Update - 11/6/19

Posted by DeAnn Dennis on Wed, Nov 06, 2019 @ 11:15 AM

Final Physician Payment Rule Keeps E/M Code Changes

CMS on Friday issued its 2020 final rules for the Physician Fee Schedule, including a streamlining of evaluation and management services (E/M) reporting that was rolled back from an earlier proposal in a change providers applauded.

How Much Do Medicare Beneficiaries Spend Out of Pocket on Health Care?

Many policymakers and presidential candidates are discussing proposals to build on Medicare in order to expand insurance coverage and reduce health care costs, and improve financial protections and lower out-of-pocket costs for people currently covered by Medicare.

12% of Medicare Advantage Plans Will Offer Expanded Supplemental Benefits in 2020

The Medicare Advantage boom for home care is almost here. Ever since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) first expanded the scope of Medicare Advantage (MA) supplemental benefits in April 2018, at-home care providers have been trying to figure out they fit into a potentially new reimbursement puzzle.

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Expand Medicare Coverage for Telehealth

“Telehealth is the future of health care. The technology is advancing, more providers and patients are relying on it, and we have broad bipartisan support,” Schatz said in a statement. “This bill will help ensure that every American gets the care they need no matter where they live.”


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