In Coding
Aug 9th, 2018
Follow both ICD-10 Official Guidelines and AHA Coding Clinic guidance to meet MACRA performance requirements. Diagnostic coding accuracy is a lot more important than it used to be. Under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has increased physician accountability for reporting a patient’s ...
Jul 27th, 2018
Want to earn some Brownie points with your clinicians? Let them in on a little-known opportunity to earn bonus points in the Improvement Activities performance category under the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS). First, Some Background The Improvement Activities performance category is one of four performance categories in MIPS. Out of a final score of 100, ...
In Billing
Jul 19th, 2018
Clinicians have until October 1 to review their 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) final score and performance feedback and, if applicable, request a targeted review by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Immediate Action Required Eligible clinicians who participated in MIPS should review their MIPS final score and performance feedback, available on ...
Jul 18th, 2018
Medical professionals and other stakeholders have until September 10 to make a difference in the course of future healthcare reforms. Tucked into a proposed rule to update the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2019, released for public inspection on July 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes policy changes for Year 3 of the Quality Payment Program ...
In Audit
Jul 5th, 2018
Eligible clinicians can now see the results of their 2017 performance in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Feedback includes performance category scores, final scores, and 2019 MIPS payment adjustments. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is mandated under MACRA to adjust payments for professional services furnished to Medicare patients provided by MIPS ...