In CMS
Jul 19th, 2017
There’s a definite theme seen throughout the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule: The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is referred to in nearly every section. In reading the proposed rule, it becomes evident that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is clearly working toward aligning all Medicare Part B payment ...
Jun 14th, 2017
A 2017 report released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is like a tell-all book on quality reporting — fascinating stuff, and a must-read for every healthcare professional and support staff. Inside, you will find facts and figures regarding the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) reporting experience, including trends dating back ...
Quality reporting has been a challenge for all providers, with specific concerns for anesthesia practices. On the bright side, the past 10 years of quality reporting has served well as a primer for what lies ahead. A brief review of quality reporting, then and now, will provide some clarity and prepare you for the future ...
This year marks the first performance year in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) — a new payment adjustment system within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Quality Payment Program, which replaces three separate programs: Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Value-based Payment Modifier (VM) Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program In 2019, ...
In Billing
Dec 13th, 2016
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has implemented value-based programs to measure quality and cost of care provided to Medicare patients. The Value Modifier (VM) is a value-based payment adjustment mechanism that CMS has been phasing in since 2015, which means the rules change every year. Here is how the VM might apply ...