The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), like the adoption of ICD-10, will drive changes in systems configuration. These changes are necessary to bill services accurately from the provider side, and process claims correctly from the payer side. These configuration changes should be started as soon as possible to meet reporting deadlines, and so as not to affect negative ...
In Billing
Jun 1st, 2017
This first year should be easy, but everyone in your practice must play by the rules. It’s June 2017, half way through the first performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). By now, your physician practice should have received a letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) informing your clinicians ...
May 31st, 2017
Have you ever wondered how to approach a physician who you’ve only see once or twice in the office because they are busy with inpatients, nursing home patients, etc.? It may seem intimidating; but if you are tactful, you can communicate effectively and with confidence. Billing and coding errors by providers are common: from selecting incorrect evaluation and ...
In Billing
May 30th, 2017
Nearly 58 million Americans pack Medicare cards, and because their Social Security number is on the card, this puts them at great risk of fraud and identity theft. Medicare is planning to replace the cards as mandated by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) to protect beneficiaries. New cards begin mailing April 2018, and that ...
In CMS
May 22nd, 2017
It’s been seven years since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2010 was signed into law by President Barack Obama, and the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs were born. Naysayers doubted the virtue of quality reporting, but at long last, we’re hearing some positive outcomes of meaningful use ...