In Billing
Dec 13th, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented value-based programs to measure quality and cost of care provided to Medicare patients. The Value Modifier (VM) is a value-based payment adjustment mechanism that CMS has been phasing in since 2015, which means the rules change every year. Here is how the VM might apply ...
Don’t get penalized! Prepare now to successfully report 2016 data. If your physician or group practice hasn’t selected a reporting method, quality measures, and the process by which it will document and report data for the 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program, time is of the essence. 2016 may be the last year of ...
Sep 10th, 2014
Your physician group has just a few short weeks left to register to participate in the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO). Physician groups with 10 or more eligible professionals who miss the September 30 deadline face an automatic negative 2 percent value modifier payment adjustment in 2016. Section 3007 of the ...
In Billing
Sep 10th, 2010
Several technical and typographical errors have been identified in the 2011 Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule since its July 13 release. Although the corrections the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) subsequently posted Aug. 22 in the Federal Register do not constitute rule-making, some of the changes are worth noting. ...
Apr 1st, 2010
By Julie Orton Van, CPC, CPC-P, CEMC, CGSC, COBGC Each year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implements the Physicians Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI) through a rulemaking process published in the Federal Register. In general, CMS has responded positively to provider feedback and continues to provide educational opportunities and implementation resources to encourage ...