CMS Modifies, Finalizes E & M Payment Changes: Potential Implications for Hospice, Palliative Care

In late July 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule (Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; Quality Payment Program; and Medicaid Promoting Interoperability Program) proposing sweeping changes to payment and documentation…