2021 MEDICARE PAY SCHEDULE EASES PHYSICIANS’ DOCUMENTATION BURDENSRES ACT - PROVIDER RELIEF FUND
2021 Medicare pay schedule eases physicians’ documentation burdens
KEVIN B. O'REILLY – AMA-ASSN.ORG
The final 2021 Medicare physician payment schedule includes a simpler, more flexible process for coding and documenting evaluation and management (E/M) office-visit services. But those positive changes, set to take effect in January, are accompanied by significant pay cuts for many physicians in specialties that provide relatively few office visits—cuts that come as the pandemic is imposing major financial strains on doctors of all stripes.
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