In Billing
Mar 4th, 2019
Be sure you are familiar with the identifier codes of drugs and vaccines, and their rules, when billing drug products. The National Drug Code (NDC) number is a universal product identifier for drugs used in the United States. The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has required NDC numbers to be reported when submitting ...
In Coding
Jun 26th, 2018
An updated version of Quality Measure Specifications supporting documents was released June 25. Clinicians participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and using either a registry or claims submission method will need this information to ensure proper reporting of quality measures on qualified patients. What Are Quality Measures? Quality measures are tools that help ...
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 ...
In CMS
Sep 26th, 2017
Here’s something to think about while picking your pace for participation in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS): 90-day and full-year submissions will be assessed for submission completeness and scored accordingly. Clinicians and clinician groups eligible to participate in MIPS were given a reprieve in this first performance year: Just do the best you can, ...
In CMS
May 22nd, 2017
It’s been seven years since the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) of 2010 was signed into law by President Barack Obama, and the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs were born. Naysayers doubted the virtue of quality reporting, but at long last, we’re hearing some positive outcomes of meaningful use ...