Key clinical point: Some specialties would be paid less under proposed payment changes for 2019.
Major finding: New patient visits (levels 2-5) would be paid at $135 and established patient visits (levels 2-5) would be paid at $93.
Study details: The physician fee schedule proposal would pay level 2-5 E/M visits at the same rate, and reduce some documentation requirements.
Disclosures: No relevant financial disclosures were reported.
CMS proposed rule, CMS-1693-P