The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is pleased to present the inaugural episode of our new podcast series, CMS: Beyond the Policy. We’ve heard from stakeholders that they don’t often have time to read lengthy policy documents and participate in training. During some of our recent outreach and education efforts we heard first hand from doctors that a podcast would be a great way to present important, up-to-date information. With the goal in mind to inform the broadest audience possible about changes and updates made within CMS, we took that suggestion and created this podcast.
Our first episode focuses on Evaluation and Management Coding. Last November, CMS finalized changes in the Calendar Year 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) as part of efforts to help create a more accessible, affordable and innovative healthcare system that delivers quality for patients and empowers them to make the best decisions about their healthcare. The Calendar Year 2019 PFS included significant changes to how doctors and other clinicians document office and outpatient visits billed to Medicare.
In the coming months, we will continue to release new episodes that discuss new proposals, policies, and programs in this new forum. The first episode of CMS: Beyond the Policy will be available for download on iTunes and Google Play in the coming days.
Podcast Page: https://www.cms.gov/podcast