In Billing
Dec 4th, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  released a proposal it says will  “strengthen the Shared Savings Program for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) through a greater emphasis on primary care services and promoting transitions to performance-based risk arrangements.”  The agency said its proposed rule reflects input from program participants, experts, consumer grou...
Jan 1st, 2013
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC and Angela “Annie” Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-P, CPC-I, CPC-H, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P Part 3: Securing the right care at the right time depends on whether ACOs can incorporate EBM into everyday practice. Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on health care quality, value, ...
Dec 1st, 2012
By Stephen C. Spain, MD, FAAFP, CPC Angela “Annie” Boynton, BS, CPC, CPC-H, CPC-P, CPC-I, RHIT, CCS, CCS-P, CPhT Part 2: As health care moves away from fee-for-service, quality care comes to the forefront. Evidence-based medicine (EBM) and the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) have brought the concept of pay for performance (P4P) to health ...
In Billing
Jul 13th, 2012
Providers curious about the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) and the Advance Payment Model (APM) are invited to join a national provider call on July 31, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. EDT.  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says experts will provide an overview and updates to the MSSP and APM application processes ...