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NCCI Foresees Impact of Changes to Medicare E/M Fee Schedule

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 767 | 0 | 101 min read

Changes to Medicare’s fee schedule structure for physician evaluation and management services are on the horizon, and they could result in increases to workers’ comp medical costs, the National Council on Compensation Insurance has projected. The changes, slated for Jan. 1, 2021, will “collapse” several of the current evaluation and management codes for patient visits, assigning a single payment rate for visits with varying levels of complexity. The complexity of an evaluation and management visit now ranges from level 1, a low- to moderate-severity visit in which abo...

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