In Billing
Nov 10th, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized 2018 payments and policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS). Most notable is the leniency in adopting federally-mandated policies. CMS Finalizes 2018 MPFS Payment and Policy Changes was last modified: November 10th, 2017 by Renee Dustman...
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 ...
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 ...