Dr. Karen DeSalvo’s keynote address at HEALTHCON 2019 will astound you.   HEALTHCON 2019 (April 28-May 1) in Las Vegas is for anyone who plays a role in healthcare revenue cycle management and is looking for cutting edge education, networking opportunities galore, and exhibitor takeaways – at a venue that can’t be beat. Keynote speaker ...
In CMS
Jan 18th, 2018
The 2016 Value Modifier (VM) performance results and 2018 payment adjustment factor are now available: Out of over 1 million clinicians, only approximately 20,000 will see an upward VM payment adjustment in their Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) payments this year. This may not be a good time to ask for that raise. Table A shows ...
Jan 18th, 2017
Dr. Vindell Washington, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), discuss how the agencies they oversee have tackled the challenges of meeting clinicians’ data needs in a value-based healthcare system (The CMS Blog, Jan. 17). The goal, they say, is to use the ...
Figure the cost of the new MACRA payment system into your practice’s annual budget. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that, of the 1,380,209 clinicians billing Medicare Part B, approximately 600,000 will be eligible to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) in performance year 2017. If your practice employs one ...
Sep 9th, 2016
The physician community has been in a bit of a tizzy since April, when the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking for implementing quality-based payment — and with good reason. The expectation for eligible clinicians to begin performance reporting at the start of 2017, or face negative payment ...