In CMS
May 17th, 2018
The Advancing Care Information (ACI) performance category – one of four performance categories in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) – is now the Promoting Interoperability (PI) performance category. What’s In a Name? For whatever reason, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) renamed the performance category. Nothing else has changed about the category. ...
Wondering what MACRA stands for? Or how to participate in MIPS? May 16 is your chance to ask questions and get answers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is holding a free event: Quality Payment Program: Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions Call, on May 16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET. What to ...
In CMS
May 4th, 2018
The Quality Payment Program is well into its second performance year. Are your clinicians ready? Clinicians eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) are already behind schedule if they haven’t selected measures on which to submit data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS has been busy posting on ...
Correct bad habits before your E/M services claims are audited. by Tim Stelma, BA, CPC, CPMA, AAPC Professional Auto-fill and self-leveling functions in electronic healthcare records (EHRs) have led to higher utilization of upper-level evaluation and management (E/M) services. This has not gone unnoticed by insurance carriers. To dodge a large take-back resulting from a ...
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 ...