Apr 1st, 2013
By Penny Osmon Bahr, BA, CPC, CPC-I, CHC, PCS The 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule makes several changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Providers who begin reporting now in accordance with these changes stand to gain incentive payments, while those who don’t will soon suffer economic consequences. Incentives: The Good, ...
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Jul 2nd, 2010
The first rapid blood test for antibodies to the hepatitis C virus (HCV) for individuals 15 years and older was approved June 25 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The OraQuick HCV Rapid Antibody Test is used to test individuals who are at risk for infection with HCV and people with signs or ...
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 ...