In CMS
Jun 11th, 2018
Participation by clinicians in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) exceeded targets, Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently crowed in a blog. Verma announced 91 percent of all eligible clinicians participated, topping the health agency’s 90 percent goal. Verma also revealed that 98 percent of Accountable Care Organizations (...
Nov 1st, 2012
By Angela Jordan, CPC  The key to successful electronic health record (EHR) implementation is not only selecting the right system, but ensuring you have the right people involved in the process from day one. The team should be comprised of one member from each area of the practice to represent all who ultimately must use ...
In Billing
Dec 30th, 2011
To better allow physicians to manage the uncertainty of threatened Medicare fee reductions slated for the 2012 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) extended the 2012 Annual Participation Enrollment Program. Fortunately, a two-month Congressional suppression of the mandated pay cut followed. Physicians narrowly escaped a 27.4 percent reductio...
In Billing
Nov 30th, 2009
The 2010 Annual Participation Enrollment Program end date has been extended from Dec. 31 to Jan. 31, 2010. The extension is due to recent revisions the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made to the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), according to the American Medical Association (AMA). Medicare Participation Enrollment Deadline Jan. 31 was last modified: ...