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CMS Proposing Higher Payments for E/M Visits

Key clinical point: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing to increase payments for evaluation and management visits.

Major finding: The agency is also looking to provide more money for care management activities and time spent with patients.

Study details: The increases are part of the proposed annual update to the Medicare physician fee schedule.

Disclosures: CMS, which is issuing the proposal, makes no disclosures.


CMS proposed rule.