The 2019 Medicare Documentation, Coding, and Payment Update

Kent Moore; Amy Mullins, MD, CPE, FAAFP; Erin Solis; Barbara Hays, CPC, CPMA, CPC-I, CEMC


Fam Pract Manag. 2019;26(1):23-28. 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


January always ushers in changes to the Medicare program that affect physician payment and coding, but this year's update is more notable because it includes changes to the documentation requirements, a variety of coding updates, and some added flexibility in Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP). Here's a summary of the changes most relevant to family physicians.