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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]

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]

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