Nov 1st, 2012
Melissa Brown, CPC, CPC-I, CFPC, RHIA  As I watched the summer Olympics this past August, I couldn’t help but think about the correlation to the trend for “pay for performance,” or P4P, we face in health care. The Olympians used various approaches to prepare themselves for the Olympics, but they all had one goal in ...
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Nov 2nd, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) rates final rule.  The payment rate adjustment is effective for services delivered on or after January 1, 2012.  As you will note, the announced rate reflects a 27.4 percent SGR downward adjustment.  This downward adjustment is slightly less ...
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Nov 2nd, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released, Nov. 1, a sneak peek at the final rule with comment period that will update payment policies and rates for physicians and nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) for services paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in 2012. For the 11th consecutive year, physicians face deep, across-the-board cuts ...
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Sep 16th, 2011
The Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program 2011 final rule has been posted by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The rule fulfills requirements laid out in the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) by defining what a provider must do to avoid the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) adjustment should he ...
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Jul 15th, 2011
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added two new fact sheets to the Educational Resources portion of its website to help providers who are interested in participating in the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program. Finding E-prescribing Facts Just Got Easier was last modified: July 15th, 2011 by admin aapc...