Aug 2nd, 2017
Hospices that are successful quality reporters will fair better. CMS filed a final rule in the Federal Register on Aug. 1, updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018). The final rule includes new quality measures and provides an update on ...
Jul 19th, 2017
Do you ever feel like you are working in a void with no one to go to when you have a coding (or billing, compliance, etc.) question? I travel a lot, for work, and almost as much for fun, and the number of people I’ve met in the healthcare community who’ve expressed feeling alone and ...
Jul 10th, 2017
Reading Healthcare Business Monthly is getting a lot easier, this month, as AAPC rolls out its new electronic version of the magazine. Now, as an alternative to the print version, you can access Healthcare Business Monthly on your mobile device — beginning with the August issue. Dance Across the Pages Click on page numbers, headlines, authors’ names, and illustrations ...
Jun 29th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) filed a proposed rule in the Federal Register on June 20 for year two of the Quality Payment Program. The agency quickly followed up on June 26 with a webinar to provide a digestible overview of the major provisions in the 1,058-page document. The Medicare Access and ...
Jun 26th, 2017
If you’re looking for inexpensive Continuing Education Units (CEU), check the Free/Low Cost CEU page on the AAPC website. There, you can find several suggestions to obtain free or low-cost CEUs. Local Chapter Meetings / Local Events — Log in and you will see a personalized calendar of pre-approved local chapter meetings and events in your ...