A 7 percent payment update in your professional claims is at stake. That’s a nice bonus on top of the automatic 0.5 percent update to the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS). This is the last year for the automatic update, however. The only shot clinicians have at a PFS payment update in 2020 and beyond is ...
Dec 20th, 2018
Be a part of the solution: Comment on a draft strategy for reducing regulatory administrative burdens. Do the practitioners in your organization complain about the administrative burden associated with the use of electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology (IT)? You may be sick of hearing it, but the Office of the National ...
In CMS
Nov 20th, 2018
Monumental changes to Medicare policy finalized in the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule warranted a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) national call, held Nov. 19. Here’s a summary of what you may have missed. First Up: Evaluation and Management Services CMS started out with an explanation of the Patients Over Paperwork ...
Nov 16th, 2018
A final rule released for public inspection Nov. 2 finalizes policy for Year 3 (2019/2021) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to implement the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternate Payment Models (APMs), as required by law (i.e., MACRA), while working to reduce the ...
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 ...