Nov 18th, 2016
Start now to ensure your business processes support MIPS and APM requirements. Editor Note: The Merit-based Incentive Program (MIPS) and Advanced Alternate Payment Model (APM) requirements are finalized. Now, we’re just weeks away from the start of the first performance period. AAPC has been covering news of the Quality Payment Program from the start. The ...
Determine how the program will affect your practice. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is slowly implementing the value-based payment modifier, starting with groups that include 100 or more eligible professionals (EPs) and working down to solo practitioners. Providers who deliver high-quality care at a low cost will be eligible for a positive ...
In ICD-10
Dec 10th, 2015
According to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), “ICD-10 will enable providers to capture more details about the health status of their patients to improve patient care and public health surveillance.” Maybe yes. Maybe no. Success hinges on clear and concise documentation. Coders are not able to assign codes without the presence of ...
Audit and evaluate the amount of income affected by rate changes and prepare. By Lamon Willis, CPCO, CPC-I, COC, CPC The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule, October 31, 2014, updating payment policies and rates for physicians paid under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in 2015. Here are the ...
Accurate, complete coding just got more important than ever. By Jean Acevedo, LHRM, CPC, CHC, CENTC Section 1848(p) of the Affordable Care Act requires the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to establish a value-based payment modifier (VBPM) and apply it to certain physicians and physician group practices by January 1, 2015, and to ...