CMS-proposed Physician E&M Payment Changes: Potential Implications for Hospice, Palliative Care

In late July, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a rule proposing sweeping changes to payment and documentation requirements for physician evaluation & management (E & M) services provided in the office or outpatient setting.  Other settings under which E & M services are billed (such as under hospital observation, inpatient or…