Here We Go Again…

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Meg Bryant over at Healthcare Dive reports that CMS released an API tool to ease MACRA reporting. Dive Brief: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched an online tool enabling clinicians to automatically share electronic data for the Quality Payment Program. The tool is the first in a series of efforts aimed at easing the… Read more »

Here are the MACRA final rule changes you need to know

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Last week, HHS released a barrage of regulations and guidance under it’s various arms. One final rule focused on health IT but the big news centered on CMS’ release of the highly anticipated Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2105 (MACRA) implementation final rule (link removed). The announcement differed somewhat from CMS’ previous releases. For… Read more »

Reports show 2017 Medicare payment adjustments

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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 »

Ringing in Zip, Zero, Zilch

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For those I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting with in the first 15 days of the month, Happy New Year!  I’m excited about what 2016 will bring to medical practices and billing services over the next 350 days. After peering inside the plethora of healthcare news, I found some recurring hot topics that we’ll… 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 »

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 »

CMS Announces Availability of 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports

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On September 30, CMS made 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRURs) available to group practices and physician solo practitioners nationwide. The 2013 QRURs contain quality and cost performance data for CY 2013, which is the performance period for the Value-Based Payment Modifier (VM) that will be applied to physician payments for items and services furnished… Read more »