In Coding
Oct 5th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified four quality measures impacted by the Oct. 1 update to the ICD-10-CM code set. Providers submitting performance data under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) should limit data collection to the first nine months (Jan. 1 – Oct. 1) of the performance period for these ...
In CMS
Oct 5th, 2018
Reduce patient questions about their Medicare plan and increase your practice’s star rating by educating them where to go for answers: eMedicare. As of 2016, about two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries indicate they use the internet daily or almost daily. Lead those tech-savvy patients to MyMedicare.gov. Go Online The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...
In Audit
Sep 28th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) is releasing the Quality Payment Program (QPP) computer code responsible for calculating quality measures from Medicare claims data submitted by eligible clinicians via Quality Data Codes (QDCs). This code is intended for developers interested in the calculation mechanism supporting QPP Claims to Quality. If QPP is part of your ...
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, ...