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CMS and AMA Announce Efforts to Help Providers Get Ready For ICD-10
Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: July 7, 2015, 9:20 am
With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the American Medical Association (AMA) are announcing efforts to continue to help physicians get
New United Healthcare policies regarding hysterectomy may impact preauthorization and reimbursement
Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: April 22, 2015, 8:44 am
Members are aware in many cases of increased scrutiny by insurance payers in recent years regarding preauthorization of surgical procedures and hospital admission
AUGS Seeks Next Editor of FPMRS
Blog: News and Announcements | By: Michelle Zinnert | Released: April 21, 2015, 11:54 am
AUGS is seeking candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. FPMRS is the official journal of AUGS and is a peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal
Congress Repeals SGR
Blog: News and Announcements | By: Amy E. Rosenman, M.D. | Released: April 15, 2015, 1:38 pm
A new chapter for Medicare and physician payment is finally here. Yesterday, Congress passed the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act—which repeals the so-called "sustainable" growth rate (SGR) payment formula that perennially threatened patients' access to care.
Medicare Physician Payment and Future of Global Surgical Payments Update
Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: March 17, 2015, 11:57 am
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a provision in the November 2014 final ruling that would convert 10 and 90 day global codes to 0 day global codes.
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HHS sets clear goals and timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume to value
Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: January 26, 2015, 12:32 pm
Better, Smarter, Healthier: In historic announcement, HHS sets clear goals and timeline for shifting Medicare reimbursements from volume to value.
NCCI Implements Edits for CPT code 52000, Cystourethroscopy (separate procedure) on Jan 1, 2015
Blog: News and Announcements | By: Colleen Hughes | Released: December 29, 2014, 3:30 pm
Effective January 1, 2015, the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) will implement a series of edits regarding CPT code 52000, Cystourethroscopy (separate procedure).
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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.
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
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.