CMS: Beyond the Policy

CMS now produces a new podcast, “CMS: Beyond the Policy,”. It will highlight updates and changes to policies and programs in an easily accessible and conversational format. The podcast was created as a new method to explain the agency’s policies and programs. The podcast demonstrates CMS commitment to transparency and outreach by presenting CMS-related policies, updates, and innovations on as many platforms as possible. It is also a direct response to stakeholder suggestions that a podcast would be a modern, user-friendly way to stay informed about the Agency.


Episode 1 – Evaluation and Management Coding

Host: Bill Polgase
Guests: Dr. Kate Goodrich, CMS Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anand Shah, CMS Senior Medical Advisor for Innovation

An overview of recent changes to Evaluation and Management Coding as finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule. This is just one effort among many that the agency is taking to reduce burden, so that clinicians can focus more on their patients, rather than dealing with cumbersome paperwork.