CMS Cuts Jeopardize Patient Access to Vein & Vascular Specialists

On July 13, Medicare issued the proposed 2022 Physician Fee Schedule for Part B services, known as the Part B Proposed Rule. The Advocacy Committee has begun its review of the more than 1,700-page regulation. Comments from constituents are due by September 13, 2021. CMS will then review and update their Part B payment model and specialty impacts. Take action today!

For Time-Based E&M, Whose Time Can be Counted?

As of January 1, 2021, the levels of office or outpatient services are now calculated by medical decision making or total visit time.  This article is focused on when time is used to determine the level of service as well as provide clarity on whose time can be counted. 
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