Dec 9th, 2016
All eligible hospitals, critical access hospitals (CAHs), and dual-eligible hospitals seeking to demonstrate meaningful use of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) for the first time in 2017 must attest to Modified Stage 2 or Stage 3 objectives and measures. The EHR reporting period is a minimum of any continuous 90 days between Jan. 1, ...
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 ...
In Billing
Jul 13th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule for 2013 foretells possible changes to several quality reporting initiatives, including the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program, the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and the PQRS-Medicare EHR Incentive Pilot. MPFS: 2013 Changes to Physician Quality Programs ...
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...
Jan 13th, 2012
The American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) Physician Leadership Forum will discuss the implications of the current legislative and regulatory environment in Washington during a free webinar Jan. 26 at 3:30 p.m. EST. The 90-minute webinar will review key Medicare physician payment changes for 2012, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), e-prescribing, and Electronic H...