In Billing
Feb 12th, 2019
Is putting patients in control of their healthcare a cure for what ails this country? At the 2019 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Quality Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, Jan. 29-31, CMS Administrator Seema Verma spoke about the agency’s vision to transform the healthcare system through competition and innovation. “We are prioritizing a well-informed, ...
In CMS
Oct 19th, 2017
The Physician Compare preview period began Oct. 18 and ends Nov. 17. Now is the time for physicians to review their profiles for accuracy before they are made public. Misinformation could cost your practice dearly. Check the Basics General information given on the Physician Compare website for physicians enrolled in Medicare includes: Name Medical specialties Contact information Medicare ...
Jul 18th, 2014
Medicare’s 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, published in the July 11 Federal Register, outlines the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ plan to expand public reporting via the Physician Compare website in the coming years. The first phase of Physician Compare website, launched December 30, 2010 included the names of eligible providers (EPs) who satisfactorily ...
In Billing
Aug 2nd, 2013
In a proposed rule published in the July 19 Federal Register, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposes payment policy and rate changes to the 2014 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Not surprising, the rule includes a negative 24.4 percent update to the 2014 rates used to pay physicians for services covered under ...
In CMS
May 13th, 2011
Could Medicare’s Physician Compare website be doing more harm than good? Misinformation and an inadequate search engine have physicians questioning the usefulness of this comparison tool for health care consumers, reports American Medical News. Docs Find Medicare’s Physician Compare Info Often Wrong was last modified: July 5th, 2011 by admin aapc...