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    News and Announcements

    Resources for New ICD-10 Compliance Date: October 1, 2015
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: October 7, 2014, 9:17 am

    CMS Releases “Road to 10” Online Resource for Small Practices CMS “Road to 10,” an online resource built with the help of providers in small practices. This tool is intended to help small medical practices jumpstart their ICD-10 transition.

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    CMS Announces 2013 PQRS and eRx Incentive Program Feedback Reports are Now Available
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: September 25, 2014, 6:24 am

    CMS annouced that the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and 2013 Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program feedback reports are now available for eligible professionals who submitted quality data on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Part B services between January 1, 2013

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    Value-Based Modifier Changes for the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: August 5, 2014, 8:04 am

    AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) established a value-based payment modifier that provides for differential payment to physicians based on the quality of care provided in relation to the cost of providing that care.

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    Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and Physician Payment Update
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: April 3, 2014, 5:21 pm

    On March 31, 2014, the Senate passed H.R. 4302, the “Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014,” which postpones the imminent 24 percent Medicare physician payment cut for 12 months, until April 1, 2015. 

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    ICD-10: Less Than One Year Out
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: December 2, 2013, 11:27 am

    Blog post from CMS: http://www.cms.gov/eHealth/ListServ_ICD10_LessThanOneYearOut.html
    November 18, 2013 By: Matthew Albright, Director, Administrative Simplification Group

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    Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Appropriations
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: October 19, 2013, 9:29 am

    Guidance on Resumption of NIH Extramural Activities Following the Recent Lapse in Appropriations



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    FPMRS Taxonomy Code
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: October 14, 2013, 12:52 pm

    If you passed the FPMRS Board Exam, Update your Medicare Enrollment and Private Insurance Contract Information to reflect this Specialization.Healthcare Provider Taxonomy Codes are designed to categorize the type, classification, and/or specialization of health care providers.

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    Winners of the 2013 AUGS Foundation Research Grants Program Announced
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: April 18, 2013, 2:45 pm

    WASHINGTON (April 12, 2013)—AUGS and the AUGS Foundation are pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 AUGS Foundation Research Grants Program.

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    FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: February 1, 2013, 1:53 pm

    FDA approves Botox to treat overactive bladder
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today expanded the approved use of Botox (onabotulinumtoxinA) to treat adults with overactive bladder who cannot use or do not adequately respond to a class of medications known as anticholinergics.


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    SGR and Sequestration Cuts Averted
    Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: January 3, 2013, 1:19 pm

    A nearly 30% cut in Medicare physician payments was averted on Jan.1 when the House of Representatives passed H.R. 8 the American Taxpayer Relief Act, also known as the Middle Class Tax Relief Act. Previously the Senate approved the package on a vote of 89-8. 

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