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Feb 1st, 2015
Comments Off on Value-based Payment Modifier: Quality vs. Cost
Accurate, complete coding just got more important than ever. By Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC Section 1848(p) of the Affordable Care Act requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a value-based payment modifier (VBPM) and apply it to certain physicians and physician group practices by January 1, 2015, and to ...
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Feb 6th, 2014
Comments Off on Plan to Scrap SGR Moves Ahead
Bipartisan leadership of three Senate and House committees want to revamp how Medicare pays physicians, and they’ve introduced legislation to do just that. The proposed legislation would repeal the 1997 budget cap calculation called the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and replace it with a .5 percent increase for each of the next five years as ...
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Jul 13th, 2012
Comments Off on CMS Plans MSSP Provider Call July 31
Providers curious about the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Advance Payment Model (APM) are invited to join a national provider call on July 31, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EDT.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says experts will provide an overview and updates to the MSSP and APM application processes ...