In Billing
Oct 23rd, 2018
Are your clinicians reporting patient relationship codes on their Medicare Part B claims? The HCPCS Level II modifiers are voluntary this year, making it a good time to get in practice. What Is the Purpose of Patient Relationship Categories and Codes? The Medicare Access and CHIP Authorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) requires the Centers for ...
In Coding
Oct 5th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has identified four quality measures impacted by the Oct. 1 update to the ICD-10-CM code set. Providers submitting performance data under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) should limit data collection to the first nine months (Jan. 1 – Oct. 1) of the performance period for these ...
In CMS
Oct 5th, 2018
Reduce patient questions about their Medicare plan and increase your practice’s star rating by educating them where to go for answers: eMedicare. As of 2016, about two-thirds of Medicare beneficiaries indicate they use the internet daily or almost daily. Lead those tech-savvy patients to MyMedicare.gov. Go Online The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) ...
Act now to score positive payment adjustments under MIPS. This year, the Cost performance category in the Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) is worth 10 percent of an eligible clinician’s or group’s final score. Next year, it goes up to 15 percent — and Cost will continue to gain weight until it accounts for 30 percent ...
In Billing
Sep 7th, 2018
Bundled payments seem to be cutting healthcare costs. One of the salient goals of the Affordable Care Act was to bring down the cost of care. As a result, the federal government attempted to assist in reducing the cost of care by implementing a program called Bundled Payments for procedures that are frequently performed for ...