The Quality Payment Program Hardship Exception Application for the 2017 performance year is now available on the Quality Payment Program website. Determine if You Are Exempt Clinicians who are eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) this year, but are not able to fulfill the Advancing Care Information performance category, for one ...
Aug 2nd, 2017
Hospices that are successful quality reporters will fair better. CMS filed a final rule in the Federal Register on Aug. 1, updating the hospice wage index, payment rates, and cap amount for fiscal year (FY) 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017 – Sept. 30, 2018). The final rule includes new quality measures and provides an update on ...
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Aug 1st, 2017
A proposed rule would update the 2018 Medicare payment rates and the wage index for home health agencies (HHA) serving Medicare beneficiaries, as well as revise the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) case-mix adjustment methodology. Payment Update is Down In the proposed rule, published July 28 in the Federal Register, the Centers for ...
Be sure to provide adequate clinical documentation to support 99024. By Barbara Aubry, RN, CPC, CPMA, CHCQM, FABQAURP As of July 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) began auditing claims for nearly 300 targeted services to determine whether CPT® 99024 Postoperative follow-up visit, normally included in the surgical package, to indicate that ...
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Jul 19th, 2017
The Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) proposed rule for 2018 includes a change in the 340 B program payment rate for certain Medicare Part B drugs purchased by hospitals, and it asks for comment. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) say the proposal has the potential of cutting drug costs by approximately $180 ...