They came to New York City from near and afar – medical coders, billers, auditors, practice managers, and all others who work in revenue cycle integrity – to learn how to advance the business of healthcare, and themselves, at AAPC’s Regional Conference, Aug. 19-21. Day 1 of the conference began with AAPC CEO Bevan Erickson’s ...
Regional Conferences Are the Latest Buzz Summer is ending, kids are heading back to school, and AAPC is getting excited to host an AAPC Regional Conference in New York City. I hope to meet many of you in there this month (August 19-21) or at the Seattle regional conference held on October 14-16. If you ...
Aug 15th, 2019
Several changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment System (QPP) are outlined in a proposed rule for 2020 revisions to payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). Most of the proposed changes come as no surprise, but there is one proposal, in particular, that will make a huge ...
In CMS
Aug 13th, 2019
Changes to payment, coding, and documentation policies for evaluation and management (E/M) services finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule are necessary to align with the American Medical Association’s (AMA) revisions to the 2021 CPT code set for office/outpatient E/M visits, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The proposed policy changes for ...
In CMS
Aug 12th, 2019
Expensive cutting-edge cancer therapy is now covered. Last week the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized their long-awaited decision to make Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-cell (CAR T-cell) therapy, a type of cancer treatment that uses a patient’s own genetically modified immune cells to fight cancer, available to Medicare patients nationwide. This determination enables ...