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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]

Wednesday Apr 10, 2019

Practices gain a second chance to review 2017 QPP results

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is giving practices additional time to review 2017 Quality Payment Program performance data before making it available for public view.


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Posted at 09:00AM Apr 10, 2019 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Friday Apr 05, 2019

A new way to earn MIPS credit in 2019

A new study of how physicians collect and report quality measures to Medicare is looking for participants. Successful members will get MIPS credit.


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Posted at 09:00AM Apr 05, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 26, 2019

Few receive negative payment adjustment in first year of MIPS

The vast majority of clinicians who were eligible for and participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2017 will avoid a negative payment adjustment to their Medicare claims during the 2019 payment year.


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Posted at 05:30PM Mar 26, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 08, 2019

Less than a month left to submit 2018 MIPS data

Physicians eligible for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System in 2018 have only a few more weeks to report your quality measures.


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Posted at 04:00PM Mar 08, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Mar 01, 2019

CMS finds errors in MIPS payment adjustments

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services says it is working to fix errors in how this year's MIPS payment adjustments were applied to some physicians.


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Posted at 12:45PM Mar 01, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Wednesday Feb 27, 2019

How to properly code for a Pap smear

Screening for cervical cancer is often included in the physical exam portion of a preventive medicine service. Follow this advice to see when you can bill separately for a Pap smear.


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Posted at 10:00AM Feb 27, 2019 by Betsy Nicoletti | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 25, 2019

The accurate valuation of office visits: one thing you can do

The relative value of office-based E/M codes is being reviewed. To help inform that review, family physicians can take this one critical step.


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Posted at 09:00AM Feb 25, 2019 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 22, 2019

New reports look at family medicine office visit billing

Here's what to do with that Medicare comparative billing report you may have received analyzing how you bill family medicine office visits.


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Posted at 11:00AM Feb 22, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 15, 2019

Time to check your 2019 MIPS eligibility status

If you are unclear whether the Merit-based Incentive Payment System applies to you in 2019, use this tool to check your eligibility.


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Posted at 02:30PM Feb 15, 2019 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

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