Healthcare professionals who are eligible to participate in the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program this year must instead report under the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) to avoid a negative payment adjustment in 2018. Not EHR-ready? You may qualify for an exemption. Time Is of the Essence To avoid the 2018 pay cut, eligible professionals (EPs) who have ...
The Medicare Access CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) created a new Quality Payment Program for Medicare providers. Under MACRA, there are two possible tracks for participation: Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APM) Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Advanced Alternative Payment Models To move providers from a volume-based payment system to a value-based style of payment, ...
Jun 1st, 2017
eClinicalWorks (ECW), located in Westborough, Mass., has agreed to pay $155 million to avoid prosecution for alleged False Claims Act violations. The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) accused ECW of misrepresenting the capabilities of its electronic health record (EHR) software and paying kickbacks to certain customers in exchange for promoting its product. The DOJ contends that ...
Overlooking 2017 CPT® changes will keep your procedural reporting in the dark ages. Correct diagnostic ophthalmology coding is important to patients, the coders and billers who process the claims, and the physicians who document the medical records. Review these important guidelines to ensure you understand common diagnostic tests performed by this specialty. Fluorescein and Indocyanine ...
May 30th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) wants your comment on the FY 2018 Inpatient Prospective Payment System and Long Term Acute Care Hospital Proposed Rule by June 13, 2017. Submit a Formal Comment by 5 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 13. You can submit comments in several ways: By electronic submission through the “submit a formal comment” instructions on ...