In CMS
Nov 14th, 2017
Together, low-volume eligible clinicians can earn positive Part B payment adjustments in 2020. Clinicians who were ineligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in 2017 will have a better chance of qualifying in 2018. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized their policy for virtual groups in the 2018 Quality Payment Program ...
Oct 27th, 2014
With the aim of helping more physicians get on board with healthcare reform, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced, October 23, that it will invest $840 million over the next four years in a new initiative: the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. There were 850,085 physicians in 2010 with an active license to practice medicine ...
In Billing
Jan 13th, 2012
The American Board of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, American Academy of Family Physicians, and seven other specialty societies are joining to participate in the Choosing Wisely Initiative, an effort to decrease unnecessary health care spending and improve the quality of patient care. More specifically, the initiative aims to educate physicians and patients about ...
In Audit
Oct 28th, 2011
The annual updated version of the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) policy manual for Medicare services will be effective Jan. 1, 2012, rather than Oct. 1, 2011. This manual will be posted on the NCCI website on or around Dec. 1, 2011. CMS posts changes to each of its NCCI and Medically Unlikely Edit (MUE) ...
In Billing
Oct 14th, 2011
Due to a large number of inquiries about the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement initiative, and many requests for additional time to prepare applications, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has, for the second time, extended the deadlines for submitting letters of intent and applications. Providers: Apply for Bundled Payments Initiative was last ...