Members of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission discussed the possibility of recommending to Congress that it call for national guidelines for how hospitals code emergency department services.

The change may be needed, the commissioners suggested at their March meeting, because hospitals have gravitated toward coding for higher intensity services as time passes.

Such a change, if implemented, could result in less emergency department revenue for some hospitals.

Learn more in the Healthcare Dive article “MedPAC eyes changes to ED coding, Part B drug pricing.”