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Jul 19th, 2017
The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule for 2018 includes a change in the 340 B program payment rate for certain Medicare Part B drugs purchased by hospitals, and it asks for comment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) say the proposal has the potential of cutting drug costs by approximately $180 ...
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Jul 14th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule to address changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) and other Medicare Part B payment policies for 2018, and beyond. Provisions of the Proposed Rule for PFS CMS is proposing for the MPFS in 2018 potentially misvalued codes; values for new, revised, and ...
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 ...
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Jun 22nd, 2017
A new video and step-by-step guide developed by the American Medical Association walks physician practices through the steps they need to take, by Oct. 2, to meet the minimum reporting requirement for this first performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). AMA Makes MIPS Look Easy was last modified: June 26th, 2017 by Renee Dustman...
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Jun 20th, 2017
Medicare beneficiaries will start receiving new member ID cards in the mail beginning April 2018. Healthcare providers and the billing companies they employ have until then to prepare their systems to accept the new format. What’s Behind the Change? The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) mandates the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...