Look for Five Provisions of CMS’ Proposed Complex Care Codes

August 19, 2013 – In The News
Medical Practice Compliance Alert

William Maruca was quoted in the Medical Practice Compliance Alert article "Look for Five Provisions of CMS’ Proposed Complex Care Codes." While the full text can be found in the August 19, 2013, issue of Medical Practice Compliance Alert, a synopsis is noted below.

Despite being in the early stages, several provisions for CMS’ complex chronic care management codes would affect your practice.

Providers should be aware that “there is an increased liability exposure associated with assuming responsibility for after-hours decision-making for unfamiliar patients,” according to William Maruca.

Strict attention to all care documents is a good precaution. “You can’t say, ‘I didn’t know he was taking Coumadin’ when it’s right there on the screen,” said Maruca.