Most agree meaningful adoption of electronic technology is progressing fitfully, but there are signs that the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs are beginning to take off. According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 50 percent of providers and 80 percent of facilities have adopted electronic health records (EHR) and received incentive ...
In Audit
Apr 27th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is warning providers participating in the 2012 e-Prescribing (eRx) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) incentive program of Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payment adjustments through 2014. Individual eligible providers who are not successful electronic prescribers can avoid the 2013-2014 payment adjustments by meeting reporting requ...
In Audit
Mar 29th, 2012
If your Medicare payments are being reduced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) ePrescribing penalty, the agency may reconsider cases whose providers feel they were penalized in error. New regulations went into effect this year. Receiving Your ePrescribing Penalty in Error? was last modified: March 29th, 2012 by admin aapc...
In Billing
Mar 2nd, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released Feb. 24 a Fact Sheet on its proposed definition of Stage 2 meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs). CMS Unveils Proposed Stage 2 EHR Meaningful Use Requirements was last modified: January 17th, 2015 by admin aapc...
In Billing
Dec 30th, 2011
The release of the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule brings an expansion of the multiple procedure payment reduction policy for Medicare, as well as modifications to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and other changes. Congress acted on Dec. 23, 2011 to stall a 27.4 percent cut in Medicare payments that would ...