MPS Support for E/M Increases and Telehealth Flexibilities

MPS submitted feedback to CMS regarding its proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule.  MPS supported higher reimbursement and streamlined documentation for E/M services, and recommended that CMS increase the entire family of psychotherapy codes, not just the stand-alone codes.  MPS also urged CMS to permanently retain several of the recent telehealth flexibilities, including removal of geographic restrictions, substance use disorder treatment, supervision of residents, removal of frequency limits, and coverage for audio-only services.