In CMS
Feb 28th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced a change to the 20.4 National Coverage Decision (NCD)  regarding implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), which the agency says are now “reasonable and necessary for the treatment of illness or injury.”  ICD Update First Since 2005 The 77-page decision includes the following changes to Coverage indications ...
In MACRA
Nov 22nd, 2017
CMS resources can help eligible clinicians earn a positive payment adjustment in 2019. The initial performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP), and its two tracks – the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternate Payment Models (APMs), is quickly coming to an end, Dec. 31. Eligible clinicians who report a full year of 2017 ...
Save time and make money by updating your payment processes. For many healthcare practitioners, collecting patient payments is a challenge. Using the proper tools, however, healthcare practitioners can implement streamlined payment acceptance practices to better sustain their business. Don’t Leave Money on the Table when Billing According to a study from global management firm McKinsey ...
Ten plus years and counting, and accuracy in evaluation and management (E/M) coding can still be troublesome and evasive. The initial guidelines in 1995 had some ambiguity in the examination component. This was clarified and strengthened in the 1997 guidelines, but the complexity of the bullet point-counting system seemed perplexing to many physicians. We now ...
Figure the cost of the new MACRA payment system into your practice’s annual budget. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that, of the 1,380,209 clinicians billing Medicare Part B, approximately 600,000 will be eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in performance year 2017. If your practice employs one ...