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Friday Aug 09, 2019

Anthem plans to shorten timely filing limit for claims

Anthem is notifying practices that they may have less time to timely file patient claims.


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Posted at 10:00AM Aug 09, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Tuesday Jul 30, 2019

Medicare releases proposed rule on 2020 physician fee schedule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its proposed physician fee schedule for 2020. Here are some of the highlights affecting family physicians.


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Posted at 01:00PM Jul 30, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 12, 2019

2019 qualifying APM participant data now available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its online database to help physicians participating in alternative payment models to determine if they have to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System this year.


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Posted at 01:00PM Jul 12, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 05, 2019

MIPS feedback reports for 2018 now available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released reports showing how physicians fared during the 2018 Quality Payment Program performance year.


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Posted at 01:00PM Jul 05, 2019 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Thursday Jun 13, 2019

Got an idea to reduce physician burden? CMS wants to hear it

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has opened a request for information, looking for ways to reduce paperwork and allow physicians to spend more time on patient care.


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Posted at 01:00PM Jun 13, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Jun 06, 2019

Medicare changing rules for modifiers to override claims edits

Medicare and some private payers are set to make it easier to use modifiers to override claims edits.


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Posted at 01:00PM Jun 06, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday May 10, 2019

CMS clarifies documentation for teaching physicians' E/M services

Physicians who bill for E/M services while teaching medical students may face some changes under newly clarified federal guidelines.


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Posted at 10:45AM May 10, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Sunday May 05, 2019

States to lose ability to divert Medicaid payments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is eliminating a 2014 rule that allowed states to divert Medicaid payments to third parties.


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Posted at 01:30AM May 05, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 26, 2019

CMS Primary Care Initiative provides new payment models

The Primary Care Initiative announced by CMS will give family physicians new payment streams aimed at increasing value-based care.


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Posted at 11:45AM Apr 26, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Apr 18, 2019

Family physician pay goes up, satisfaction with pay goes down

An annual survey of physician compensation shows a healthy gain for physicians. How do you compare?


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Posted at 09:00AM Apr 18, 2019 by David Twiddy | Comments [0]

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