CMS Finalizes Updates to E&M Codes, Establishes MIPS Value Pathways
On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its final rule for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and other changes to Medicare Part B reimbursement policies, including proposals related to the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The agency also released the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) final rule for 2020. Both rules are expected to publish in the Federal Register on November 9. Read more.