MedPAC to call for national Medicare ED coding approach

Modern Healthcare: A key Medicare advisory panel is expected to formally call on the CMS to revisit creating a national guideline for coding emergency department visits.

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) reached a consensus during its Thursday meeting in Washington to put together a recommendation to HHS to revisit national coding by 2022, citing rampant coding problems under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System. The panel will likely vote on the recommendation during its April meeting.

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