In Billing
Feb 22nd, 2019
Is your outpatient facility on board with new regulations for the ordering and furnishing of advanced diagnostic imaging services? Advanced diagnostic imaging services have long been under scrutiny by the Office of Inspector General for Medicare fraud and abuse, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) responds to the watchdog’s recommendations each year ...
In CMS
Feb 20th, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has launched a new application in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store for Medicare Part B beneficiaries. This application, called What’s Covered, is part of CMS’ developing eMedicare program. The goal of the eMedicare program is to give beneficiaries easier access to costs and coverage ...
In Audit
Feb 13th, 2019
Right out of the gate, Medicare Incentive-based Payment System (MIPS) adjustments were incorrectly applied to nonphysician services and supplies. This error is being corrected by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), but what if no one caught it? MIPS eligible clinicians and clinician groups could have improperly lost or gained considerable revenue. This ...
A Seattle company looks to make primary care as easy as buying something off of Amazon.com. 98point6 is a Seattle start-up brain child of Rob Schwietzer who scaled Amazon Prime from thousands to millions and CEO Robbie Cape from Microsoft.  98point6 is focusing on “Direct Primary Care,” which involves charging the patient a subscription fee ...
In Billing
Feb 12th, 2019
Is putting patients in control of their healthcare a cure for what ails this country? At the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Jan. 29-31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma spoke about the agency’s vision to transform the healthcare system through competition and innovation. “We are prioritizing a well-informed, ...