Aug 5th, 2016
General acute hospitals paid under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) that successfully participate in the hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program and are meaningful electronic health record (EHR) users will see an estimated 0.95 percent increase in operating payment rates in 2017, according to a final rule issued Aug. 2. Reflected in this payment update ...
Jul 13th, 2016
Hospital outpatient facilities paid under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) could see an estimated 1.55 percent payment increase in 2017; and ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) are looking at a multi-factor productivity-adjusted Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers update of 1.2 percent, according to a proposed rule the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ...
Sep 1st, 2012
By Lynn Berry, PT, CPC Quality Resource and Usage Reports (QRURs) are the first reports to use performance measures that may be included in the Physician Feedback/Value-based Modifier Program the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to begin in 2015. The Value-based Purchasing (VBP) initiative, part of the Affordable Care Act of ...
In Billing
Jul 13th, 2012
The proposed rule for 2013 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) policies and rates provides detail about the physician value-based payment modifier (value modifier) required under the Affordable Care Act. The value modifier would adjust payments to individual physicians or groups of physicians based on the quality of care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries as compared to costs. The ...
In Audit
Jun 18th, 2012
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a new data and information initiative it says will be a key tool in the agency’s evolution from a fee-for-service based payer to a value-based purchaser of care. A new Office of Information Products and Data Analytics (OIPDA) will oversee CMS’ portfolio of data and information ...