In CMS
Nov 8th, 2019
HCPCS Level II code changes for 2020 were published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Nov. 8. These changes include a comprehensive list of new, revised, and deleted codes used to report Medicare Part B services. 2020 HCPCS Level II will include 191 new codes and modifiers, 62 revised codes, and ...
Aug 15th, 2019
Several changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track of the Quality Payment System (QPP) are outlined in a proposed rule for 2020 revisions to payment policies under the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). Most of the proposed changes come as no surprise, but there is one proposal, in particular, that will make a huge ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released July 3 the 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) performance feedback and final score, which includes all MIPS eligible clinician’s or clinician group’s final scores for last year and payment adjustment factors for next year. Depending on how your clinician(s) did, now may be a good ...
In CMS
May 21st, 2019
The electronic clinical quality measure (eCQM) specifications for the 2020 reporting/performance period are now available. Eligible reporting entities should, “Work with your coding department and health information technology (IT) vendor to ensure your systems have been updated to the latest code versions,” during pre-check, advises the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Do the ...
Medical coders and auditors are essential to their employer’s outcome in the Cost performance category. Of the four performance categories in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), — one of two tracks for participation in the Quality Payment Program (QPP) — Cost is the most worrisome because clinicians do not have control over this portion of ...