The Alliance of Specialty Medicine shared concerns with finalized policies in CMS’ 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rule, focusing on payment for evaluation and management (E/M) services and principal care management (PCM) services. Specifically, the Alliance urged CMS to reverse its decision to exclude the updated E/M values in codes with global periods, noting the importance of maintaining the integrity of the resource-based relative value system. The specialty doctors also urged CMS to establish educational materials that clearly describe the differences in and appropriate scenarios for coding and billing PCM services.

Read more in our letter to CMS Administrator Verma.