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Robert F. Bacon, Vice President and Billing Compliance Officer, Penn Medicine

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Trouble Ahead: The Unintended Consequences of the Proposed E/M Changes

The provider community has been begging for documentation reform for over 20 years, and there is no question that simplifying the complex requirements of clinical documentation is necessary. Unfortunately, the recent release of the proposed changes from CMS surrounding evaluation and management (E/M) is not the answer. The benefits of the modest reduction in documentation requirements are more than offset by the devastating impact the changes will have operationally, clinically, and financially.

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Topics: clinical documentation, cms, compliance risk, reporting, Medicare, Coding and Documentation, risk management, Hayes Thought Leadership Blog Series, revenue integrity, Revenue

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