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Reports show 2017 Medicare payment adjustments

Posted 07:27 pm by & filed under Latest Healthcare News, Medicare, PQRS

Two new reports are now available with information on 2015 cost and quality data that indicate which physicians or practices will see related Medicare payment adjustments in 2017. The 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Feedback Reports and 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRUR) were released on Sept. 26. The Centers for Medicare… Read more »

Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017: Pick Your Pace

Posted 09:27 am by & filed under Latest Healthcare News, Medicaid, Medicare

As published on the CMS Blog 9/8/16 By Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS   As the baby boom generation ages, 10,000 people enter the Medicare program each day. Facing that demand, it is essential that Medicare continues to support physicians in delivering high-quality patient care. This includes increasing its focus on patient outcomes and… Read more »

Why MACRA matters for your practice

Posted 07:26 pm by & filed under Articles, Latest Healthcare News, Medicare, Software

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) eliminated the notorious sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula last year, but what will the new MACRA payment policies mean for your practice? Three experts offered answers to this question and detailed what physicians can do now to shape these changes themselves. Payment changes coming under… Read more »

ICD-10 claims denial rate at 1.6 percent, RelayHealth reports

Posted 07:48 pm by & filed under ANSI 5010, ICD-10, Latest Healthcare News, Medicaid, Medicare, Press Releases

Denial rates for ICD-10 claims are at about 1.6 percent, according to a report by RelayHealth Financial. Out of about 262 million claims processed between Oct. 1, 2015, and Feb. 15, 2016, which totaled $810 billion, 1.6 percent were denied, according to an announcement from the revenue cycle management solutions organization. The numbers show there has… Read more »

Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline Extended

Posted 06:29 pm by & filed under Latest Healthcare News, Meaningful Use, Medicare, Software

The Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline for All Providers is Now July 1, 2016 Today, CMS is extending the application deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that reduces burden on clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs). The new deadline for Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals… Read more »