Beginning in 2019, Medicare (CMS), will begin paying for virtual care visits under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. As recently published in the fee schedule regulations, this is what we know:Read More
Great news! Under the 2019 proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, Medicare (CMS) is now considering payment for virtual care visits (brief technology-based communication).Read More
On April 24, 2018, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule that, in addition to many other policy revisions, is seeking to increase price transparency. If the proposal passes, the rule would require hospitals to post their pricing online.Read More
New legislation (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) requires CMS to remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards by April 2019.Read More
With the tedium of detail and legal jargon contained in the MACRA legislation (over 2,000 pages in the final release), how are small and mid-sized organizations supposed to keep up with all the requirements?Read More
As you may have heard, the permanent doc fix is here, MACRA (Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act).
The new legislation emphasizes quality by replacing a quilt work of existing programs. It also adds an additional category, Clinical Practice Improvement Activities, and places all programs under one Quality Payment Program (QPP) umbrella.Read More
Now that the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) regulations have been issued, small practices (15 fewer clinicians) need to immediately know what to do to prepare for the beginning of 2017.Read More
Under Medicare, the CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) is wrapping 4 quality programs under one umbrella. Of the two paths under MACRA, MIPS (Merit Based Incentive Payment) and APM (Alternate Payment Model), we’ll concentrate on MIPS – which at least initially, most eligible clinician will be subject to.
Wondering if you are even subject to the new Medicare Quality Payment Program?Read More
As you may have heard, the permanent doc fix is here, in the form of MACRA - Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act.
The new legislation, among other actions, accentuates quality by:
- replacing a quilt work of existing programs,
- adding one additional category, Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA),
- and placing all programs under one Quality Payment Program umbrella.