In the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for 2019 payment policies, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) introduces radical changes to the way healthcare practitioners would be reimbursed for evaluation and management (E/M) services furnished to their Medicare Part B patients beginning in 2019. At the crux of the debate that ensued with the ...
In Billing
Dec 4th, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  released a proposal it says will  “strengthen the Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) through a greater emphasis on primary care services and promoting transitions to performance-based risk arrangements.”  The agency said its proposed rule reflects input from program participants, experts, consumer grou...
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Sep 10th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is conducting another ICD-10 readiness assessment, according to a notice posted in the Aug. 10 Federal Register. Selected participants have until Oct. 9 to comment. Are You Ready for ICD-10? CMS Wants to Know was last modified: September 10th, 2012 by admin aapc...
Aug 13th, 2010
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced July 29 that states may now apply for their share of $51 million in grant money to establish health insurance exchanges (HIEs). HHS also is requesting public comment as the agency develops the rules and standards HIEs should be required to meet. HHS Offers States $51 ...