New CMS MLN Connects ICD-10 Video

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Source: CMS News Updates In this MLN Connects™ video on Coding for ICD-10-CM: More of the Basics, Sue Bowman from the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and Nelly Leon-Chisen from the American Hospital Association (AHA) provide a basic introduction to ICD-10-CM coding. The objective of this video is to enhance viewers’ understanding of the… Read more »

Learn How to Successfully Report Clinical Quality Measures for 2014

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Source: CMS eHealth News Updates Are you an eligible professional participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program? If so, CMS encourages you to join the next eHealth provider webinar on Wednesday, December 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET for an overview of 2014 clinical quality measures (CQMs) and reporting options. CMS representatives will… Read more »

Learn More about Clinical Documentation Improvement to Support ICD-10 Readiness

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With less than one year until the October 1, 2015, ICD-10 compliance date, now is the time to focus on clinical documentation improvement (CDI). ICD-10 offers greater specificity than ICD-9, allowing documentation to be translated into an accurate and clear clinical picture. Find out how to be sure that your documentation practices are ready for… Read more »

New CMS MLN Connects PQRS Video

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Want to learn more about the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)? Watch The CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Program: What Medicare Eligible Professionals Need to Know in 2014 video. This MLN Connects™ video presentation gives an overview of the Medicare PQRS program requirements. Eligible professionals who satisfactorily participate in the PQRS program can earn… Read more »

Register for 11/25 Webinar on 2016 Medicare Payment Adjustments

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Join the eHealth Provider Webinar to Learn about Medicare Quality Reporting Programs and Avoiding 2016 Payment Adjustments Join CMS for the next eHealth provider webinar on Tuesday, November 25, from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET for an overview of the 2016 negative payment adjustments for several Medicare Quality Reporting Programs. This presentation will cover… Read more »

Join CMS on 12/2 to Learn More About the 2015 PFS Final Rule

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Join CMS on December 2, 2014 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET for a National Provider Call on changes to the Physician Quality Reporting Programs in the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, including the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Value-based Payment Modifier (VM), Physician Compare, Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program,… Read more »

CMS Releases Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

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CMS Releases 2015 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule On October 31, 2014, CMS issued the final rule that updates the payment policies and payment rates for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) on or after January 1, 2015. The rule changes several of the quality reporting initiatives associated with PFS payments, including the… Read more »

Earn CME/CE Credits for ICD-10 Learning Modules

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  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released three new resources to help small physician practices prepare for ICD-10. These resources also provide continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits to health care professionals who complete the learning modules, and anyone who takes them will earn a certificate of completion…. Read more »

CMS to Reopen Submission Period for Hardship Exemption Applications

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 Hardship Exception Applications to Avoid the 2015 Medicare Payment Adjustment Due November 30, 2014 CMS is announcing its intent to reopen the submission period for hardship exception applications for eligible professionals and eligible hospitals to avoid the 2015 Medicare payment adjustments for not demonstrating meaningful use of Certified Electronic Health Record Technology (CEHRT). The new… Read more »

ICD-10 Coding Basics MLN Connects™ National Provider Call

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CALL INFORMATION: Wednesday, November 5; 1:30-3pm ET To Register: Visit MLN Connects™ Upcoming Calls. Space may be limited, register early. The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has issued a rule finalizing October 1, 2015, as the new compliance date for health care providers, health plans, and health care clearinghouses to transition to ICD-10…. Read more »