In CMS
Apr 20th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting the 2018 Burdens Associated with Reporting Quality Measures Study. Clinicians and groups who are eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that participate successfully in the study will receive full credit for the 2018 Improvement Activities performance category. Time is of the Essence The ...
In Billing
Apr 16th, 2018
Medical coders and billers aren’t the only ones getting over-payment letters from the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) these days. The State of Idaho is in hot water, accused of receiving $3.1 million too much between 2010 and 2013. OIG Audits Idaho According to an audit by the ...
In CMS
Apr 13th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) put on display April 9 a rule that finalizes several proposed changes that will significantly expand the role of states in the administration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), with the intention to reduce regulatory burden and increase flexibility. Background of the PPACA President Obama ...
In MACRA
Apr 11th, 2018
The first performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) has come to a close — the last day to submit data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was March 31. Unlike last year, eligible clinicians need to report a full year of quality data for 2018. There’s no time to ...
There are many levels to Medicare coverage and documentation requirements. Hyberbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy, commonly referred to as HBOT, is an adjunct medical therapy for wound healing and other medical conditions. Exposing wounds that are not healing, or are slow to heal, to 100 percent oxygen can accelerate the healing process. Two types of chambers ...