Mar 22nd, 2019
Of the 1,057,824 clinicians eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in the inaugural year, 1,006,319 (95 percent) participated in MIPS and avoided a negative payment adjustment, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) 2017 Quality Payment Program (QPP) Experience Report. The report, which CMS released March 21, provides ...
In Billing
Mar 20th, 2019
There is a lot of excitement about a new drug for women suffering from postpartum depression, but Sage Therapeutics’ Zulresso will present challenges for medical coders, their employers, and patients. First Postpartum Depression Drug Zulresso is the first drug developed specifically for postpartum depression. Often un- or misdiagnosed, postpartum depression (F33.0), affects an estimated natio...
In Billing
Mar 20th, 2019
Got Transition™ and the American Academy of Pediatrics have released the new 2019 Transition Coding and Reimbursement Tip Sheet which supports the delivery of recommended transition services in pediatric and adult primary and specialty care settings. The tip sheet includes: An updated list of transition-related CPT® codes, including new codes relating to chronic care management and interprof...
In Coding
Mar 15th, 2019
March is national colorectal cancer awareness month, and a perfect time to check your colonoscopy coding. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women in the United States, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reminds us in this week’s MLN Connects (March 14, 2019). Getting screened for colorectal cancer ...
Here is why you should, too. Let’s face it: HEALTHCON is a big investment for a person. Even if your company is paying for you to attend the Las Vegas venue, April 28 to May 1, you’ll still need to take time off from work, eat, and pay for transportation. I’ll tell you why and ...