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Wednesday Sep 19, 2018

Transitional care management: four common questions

The rules for coding and billing transitional care management (TCM) services can be confusing. Here are four common questions.

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Posted at 11:00PM Sep 19, 2018 by Betsy Nicoletti | Comments [0]

Monday Sep 17, 2018

CMS updates MIPS final scores, extends review deadline

The Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services has released updated final scores for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period.

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Posted at 04:45PM Sep 17, 2018 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 31, 2018

Still time to request review of your MIPS final score

If you believe Medicare has made an error in your 2019 MIPS payment adjustment calculation, you have only a few more weeks to request a targeted review.

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Posted at 02:00PM Aug 31, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 30, 2018

Coding for wound care: Is your EHR leading you astray?

Remember these tips for properly coding three common types of wounds.

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Posted at 04:00PM Aug 30, 2018 by Betsy Nicoletti | Comments [0]

Thursday Aug 23, 2018

Medicare rolls out new cards to another group of states

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has started mailing new Medicare cards to beneficiaries who live in “Wave 5” states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina. 

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Posted at 02:15PM Aug 23, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Aug 17, 2018

Proper diagnosis coding for malignant neoplasms

When selecting diagnosis codes for suspected, current, and personal history of malignant neoplasms, you need to follow specific rules for ICD-10.

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Posted at 01:30PM Aug 17, 2018 by Betsy Nicoletti | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 13, 2018

Evaluation and management (E/M) coding and documentation burden could lighten in 2019 under CMS proposed rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule for the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 contains significant revisions to the coding, documentation, and payment of office visit evaluation and management services.

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Posted at 12:15PM Jul 13, 2018 by FPM Editors | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 13, 2018

CMS proposes simpler Medicare documentation guidelines in 2019 fee schedule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is looking to use its annual update of the Medicare physician fee schedule to address long-simmering complaints with how the program requires physicians and other clinicians to document evaluation and management visits.

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Posted at 11:00AM Jul 13, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Jul 06, 2018

QPP feedback reports now available

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released feedback reports telling eligible physicians and practice groups how they did during the first full year of complying with the Quality Payment Program.

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Posted at 09:00AM Jul 06, 2018 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Friday Jun 29, 2018

QPP websites updated to streamline eligibility checks, review measures

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its Quality Payment Program participation tool and QPP website to make it easier to check eligibility and review quality measure data.

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Posted at 02:00PM Jun 29, 2018 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

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