In Coding
Jun 26th, 2018
An updated version of Quality Measure Specifications supporting documents was released June 25. Clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and using either a registry or claims submission method will need this information to ensure proper reporting of quality measures on qualified patients. What Are Quality Measures? Quality measures are tools that help ...
Make quality of care a driving force as you improve and maintain your facility’s star rating. Hospital Compare is a component of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Quality Initiative. There are up to 57 quality measures in which hospitals can participate, and scores are published on the CMS website. These scores ...
In MACRA
Apr 11th, 2018
The first performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) has come to a close — the last day to submit data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was March 31. Unlike last year, eligible clinicians need to report a full year of quality data for 2018. There’s no time to ...
In Billing
Mar 1st, 2018
Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, clinicians may report on Medicare Part B claims submitted for items and services the applicable HCPCS Level II modifiers established for patient relationship categories. Although the use and selection of these modifiers are not be a condition of payment, yet, clinicians should prepare for the likelihood of them becoming applicable components ...
Learn how MIPS scoring works in 2017, and make it a money-saving game with better patient outcomes. To fulfill requirements of the federally-regulated Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), you need to know what data to report; how to report; how long to report; and on which providers to report. Then, ...