CMS Proposes Changes to Evaluation & Management Requirements

CMS Proposes Changes to Evaluation & Management Requirements It is no secret that providers have long argued that E/M coding is burdensome and does not truly reflect the services provided. This fact is acknowledged by CMS with the following statement “Prior attempts to revise the E/M guidelines were unsuccessful or resulted in additional complexity due […]

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Multidisciplinary Practice: Don’t Wing It! – Tips 4 & 5

Multidisciplinary Practice: Don’t Wing It! Tip 4 & 5 Don’t know the costs? Without proper management, the increased overhead associated with additional professional staff members can drain your bottom line and tax your ability to produce a return on your investment. In the area of financial management, it is essential to seek professional advice. Before […]

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Multidisciplinary Practice: Don’t Wing It! – Tip 3

Multidisciplinary Practice: Don’t Wing It! Tip 3 Don’t know the coding rules? The coding rules for both chiropractic and multidisciplinary practices are regulated by a Federal Agency, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). They leave no room for creativity or practice-specific interpretation. CMS oversight views these regulations in black and white, with no […]

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CMS Extends Deadline for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Informal Review Process

CMS Extends Deadline for Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Informal Review Process CMS is extending the 2014 Informal Review period. Individual eligible professionals (EPs), Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) practice sites, PQRS group practices, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that believe they have been incorrectly assessed the 2016 PQRS negative payment adjustment now have until11:59 p.m. Eastern Time […]

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Attention Medicare Providers: Update on the 2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Provisions that Expired on April 1

On April 1, 2015, the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) was updated using the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) methodology as required by current law. The SGR methodology required a 21% decrease in all MPFS payments beginning April 1, 2015. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took steps to limit the impact on Medicare […]

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