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 ...
Jul 18th, 2018
Ever since the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak in western Africa, vaccines are being developed; however, there are still no vaccines or drugs that have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to fight it. The good news is the World Health Organization (WHO) published information about a collaborative Ebola vaccine effort between the ...
In CMS
Jul 17th, 2018
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma detailed plans to revamp evaluation and management (E/M) in a letter to physicians July 17th. But don’t start worrying about the codes changing. The letter, released in CMS’ MLNconnects newsletter, criticizes the current 5 level office visit codes, which Verma claims make up 40 percent of Medicare ...
In Audit
Jul 17th, 2018
  Proposed changes in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) for 2019 will change proposed reimbursement single evaluation and management (E/M) rates. Here’s a way for medical coders to see how much the new routes may affect your workplace’s reimbursement. This exercise will also help you determine what to share with CMS during the comment ...