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Thursday Apr 26, 2018

Medicare looks to contract directly with physicians and suppliers

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is investigating a new payment model that would directly contract with Medicare providers and suppliers.

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Posted at 05:15PM Apr 26, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Thursday Apr 12, 2018

Compensation is up for family physicians

Family physicians saw their annual compensation increase an average of 5 percent over last year, reflecting an industrywide rise in physician pay.

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Posted at 04:15PM Apr 12, 2018 by David Twiddy | Comments [0]

Wednesday Apr 11, 2018

Updated tool lets physicians lookup 2018 MIPS eligibility

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has updated its Merit-based Incentive Payment System Eligibility Lookup Tool to inform physicians if they must report for the program in 2018.

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Posted at 03:00PM Apr 11, 2018 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Tuesday Mar 27, 2018

Deadline to submit data for 2017 MIPS approaches

If you have not already done so, you have until March 31 to provide 2017 data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which could affect your Medicare payments in 2019.

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Posted at 12:45PM Mar 27, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 26, 2018

How to decide whether your patient is new or established

If coding rules followed common sense, this would be easy. You would just have to ask: Have I seen the patient before? Unfortunately, that straightforward approach does not work.

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Posted at 12:00PM Feb 26, 2018 by Betsy Nicoletti | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 23, 2018

Performance scores for 2017 QPP claims data are now available

If you used claims to submit 2017 quality data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, you can now find out how you did.

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Posted at 05:45PM Feb 23, 2018 by Erin Solis | Comments [0]

Wednesday Feb 21, 2018

Earn MIPS credit for participating in CMS study

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is looking for physicians to participate in a study measuring the burdens of collecting and reporting care quality data. Participants can receive credit under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

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Posted at 10:45AM Feb 21, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Feb 16, 2018

Is your advanced alternative payment model recognized by CMS?

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this month published a table displaying the APMs that it operates.

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Posted at 04:15PM Feb 16, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Monday Feb 12, 2018

Ten things to know as you prepare for 2017 MIPS reporting

Deadlines are fast approaching if you plan to submit data for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period. Here are the top 10 things you need to do and know if you are an eligible clinician.

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Posted at 03:15PM Feb 12, 2018 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

Friday Nov 10, 2017

Medicare payment news for 2018: the key takeaways

As 2017 draws to a close, the Medicare program is notifying physicians how they will be evaluated and paid for treating patients in 2018. In case you’re not an avid reader of the Federal Register (and most people aren’t), let’s go over some details.

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Posted at 04:15PM Nov 10, 2017 by Kent Moore | Comments [0]

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