In CMS
May 9th, 2018
Don’t look in the mail for a participation status letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this second year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The agency did not mail individual letters outlining 2018 participation status. To determine whether your clinician or clinician group is eligible to participate in MIPS in 2018, go to ...
Providers educated on new measures ensure accurate and updated patient health status. Written by: Meera Mohanakrishnan, MS, CPC, COC, CPC-P, CRC, CPC-I, CCS More than 90 percent of health plans use Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS) to measure healthcare and service performance from overuse and appropriateness to chronic condition management. For 2018, the ...
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is launching its newly updated Electronic Clinical Quality Improvement (eCQI) Resource Center on May 10, at 12:30 EDT. CMS said the free, one-hour webinar will help you learn about tools and resources related to the electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) annual update for the 2019 reporting and performance period. CMS said ...
In MACRA
Apr 11th, 2018
The first performance year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) has come to a close — the last day to submit data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) was March 31. Unlike last year, eligible clinicians need to report a full year of quality data for 2018. There’s no time to ...
In Billing
Mar 1st, 2018
Beginning Jan. 1, 2018, clinicians may report on Medicare Part B claims submitted for items and services the applicable HCPCS Level II modifiers established for patient relationship categories. Although the use and selection of these modifiers are not be a condition of payment, yet, clinicians should prepare for the likelihood of them becoming applicable components ...