Practice & Professional Issues

Recent Practice & Professional Issues Stories

AAFP Calls on CMS to Revise Outpatient E/M Codes

System Doesn't Recognize Today's Range of Physician Services

04/17/2015 — The AAFP recently signed on to a letter with other physician organizations urging CMS to redefine and revalue outpatient evaluation and management codes.

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04/14/2015 — CMS recently clarified physicians' use of a new chronic care management CPT code for services billed to Medicare Advantage plans.

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04/13/2015 — According to new research from the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care, fewer solo and small family medicine practices seek patient-centered medical home certification than do larger practices.

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MedPAC Tackles Complex Issue of Low-value Medical Services

Commissioners Weigh How to Match Policy to Key Research Findings

04/07/2015 — During their April 2-3 meeting, members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed possible policies to reduce the volume of medical services that offer little clinical benefit or carry risks that outweigh potential benefits.

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