Thanks Steve, for the update. Can we help in any way to ensure that all
specialities and subspecialities will be involved in developing whatever the
new guidelines will be.
From: Steven Krug <[log in to unmask]>
To: Multiple recipients of list PED-EM-L <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 8:28 AM
Subject: Ding Dong, the HCFA 1997 E&M Documentation Guidelines are dead!
>Some good news for a change....
>HCFA has agreed to indefinitely delay the implementation of the 1997 E&M
>documentation guidelines, and will be considering a significantly revised
>set, which is under development by the AMA. A rough draft of these
>guidelines were presented for discussion at an AMA sponsored "fly=in" in
>Chicago on 4/27, which was attended by most professional societies and
>medical associations. The new rules will be much simpler than the 97
>and will be pilot tested prior to their implementation, which is not likely
>to occur earlier than Jan 1999.
>At the upcoming AMA CPT meeting in May, the current draft, along with the
>many comments made by the 4/27 attendees will be considered. The AMA
>be releasing a second draft for broad review by specialty societies and
>individuals (on their web site) after the May meeting. They hope to
>finalize a draft for pilot testing at the September CPT meeting. The AMA
>looking for broad input, including strangely enough, from pediatric care
>providers, and a broad pilot testing process.
>In the meantime, one can use either the 1994 rules or the new 1997 rules
>you have already made the change).
>Look for further news either through the AAP or ACEP.....
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