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Apr 21st, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently posted three new resources to its Quality Payment Program Educational Resources webpage: MIPS Participation Fact Sheet: This fact sheet answers basic questions about eligibility in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Fact: “Clinicians who are not included in MIPS now, may choose to voluntarily submit data individua...
Apr 20th, 2017
The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) extended the Medicare-dependent, Small Rural Hospital (MDH) program, but like previous statutes before it, only temporarily. Beginning Oct. 1, 2017, the MDH program will no longer be in effect. The Effect on Hospitals The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) explains in the 2018 ...
AAPC’s Vice President of Member and Certification Development, Raemarie Jimenez, CPC, CDEO, CPB, CPMA, CPPM ,CPC-I, CANPC, CRHC  spoke with Medical Economics to examine how physicians should best manage denied claims. The article gives different avenues for providers to consider when receiving denials, with advice from several industry experts on next steps. Jimenez advises providers ...
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Apr 17th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a proposed rule April 14 that would update 2018 Medicare payment and polices in the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) and Long-term Care Hospitals Prospective Payment System (LTCH PPS). The proposed changes apply to approximately 3,330 acute care hospitals and approximately 420 LTCHs and, if finalized, ...
Apr 7th, 2017
Are you tired of always being the last one to know when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a final rule or transmittal with new coding/billing guidance? Be the first to learn of new Medicare regulations and become a valuable resource for your providers. Simply go to www.cms.gov and scroll toward the ...