On August 3rd, CMS issued their proposal for the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  In the rule, CMS is proposing to make certain waivers and flexibilities available during the COVID-19 health emergency permanent, moving forward with changes to evaluation and management codes, and updating the Quality Payment Program for 2021.

For our summary of the proposed rule, CLICK HERE

Updates on the CMS Appropriate Use Criteria/Clinical Decision Support (AUC/CDS) program were absent from the proposed rule, indicating that CMS is moving forward with the program’s full implementation starting January 1st, 2021 when CMS will deny claims lacking the required documentation.

For more content on AUC/CDS visit our website: https://advocatercm.com/news/