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 ...
Become familiar with new initiatives and payment models, and be willing to adapt. By Lamon Willis, CPC, CPCO, CPC-I, CPC-H Among 191 countries, the World Health Organization ranks the United States as 37th for quality of healthcare, yet we spend a higher portion of our gross domestic product on healthcare than all other countries (The ...