Apr 1st, 2013
By Penny Osmon Bahr, BA, CPC, CPC-I, CHC, PCS The 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule makes several changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS). Providers who begin reporting now in accordance with these changes stand to gain incentive payments, while those who don’t will soon suffer economic consequences. Incentives: The Good, ...
In CMS
Nov 26th, 2012
With the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) predicting the number of affordable care organizations (ACOs) will double to 300 by the end of 2012, it is time to start thinking about what you and your providers need to do to become Medicare ACO partners. How does a Medicare ACO function and how will ...
In Billing
Jul 13th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reports, as of July 1, the addition of 89 new, approved Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), bringing the total number of these new health care delivery systems to 154, covering 2.4 million beneficiaries. The ACO model is formed by groups of doctors and other health providers who have ...
In Billing
Jul 13th, 2012
Providers curious about the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Advance Payment Model (APM) are invited to join a national provider call on July 31, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EDT.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says experts will provide an overview and updates to the MSSP and APM application processes ...