July 18, 2016
To help you improve your use of ICD-10 codes, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) offers the Next Steps Toolkit. The toolkit can help you:
Identify key metrics to track for accurate ICD-10 assessment
Manage your revenue cycle
Use these steps to analyze your ICD-10 progress:
1. Assess Your Progress
Establish a point of comparison for each ...
July 18, 2016
As part of the proposed rule for Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment Changes for 2017, CMS proposes that everyone in the Medicaid EHR Incentive Program will use a 90-day EHR reporting period for 2016. The rule won’t be finalized until later this year — we encourage you to submit formal comments to CMS.
[excerpt from the proposed ...
June 27, 2016
Groups of two or more Eligible Providers (EPs) can avoid the -2.0% CY 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) penalty by meeting the satisfactory reporting criteria through the 2016 PQRS Group Reporting Option (GPRO). The Physician Value – PQRS (PV-PQRS) Registration System is now open through June 30 for groups to select a GPRO reporting ...
June 15, 2016
CMS has streamlined the hardship exception application process for eligible providers (EPs), eligible hospitals (EHs), and CAHs allowing “categories” of EPs, EHs, and CAHs, and groups of providers to apply for a hardship exception on a single application.
EPs, EHs, and CAHs who did not meet MU for 2015 can apply for a hardship exception prior ...
June 6, 2016
Groups of two or more eligible professionals (EPs) can avoid the -2.0% CY 2018 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) payment adjustment by meeting the satisfactory reporting criteria through the 2016 PQRS Group Reporting Option (GPRO). The Physician Value – PQRS (PV-PQRS) Registration System is now open through June 30 for groups to select a GPRO ...
May 11, 2016
On April 27, CMS released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Supported by a bipartisan majority and stakeholders, such as patient and medical associations, the MACRA legislation ended more than a decade of last-minute fixes and potential payment cliffs for Medicare doctors and ...
May 11, 2016
CMS is pleased to announce the posting of several 2016 PQRS educational materials. Some highlights include:
The “2016 Implementation Guide,” available on the PQRS How To Get Started webpage, contains information for individual eligible professionals and PQRS group practices participating in 2016 PQRS.
The 2016 PQRS measures documents, for those reporting via the claims and registry ...
May 9, 2016
To help eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) successfully participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs in 2016, CMS has posted new resources on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.
These resources include:
May 2, 2016
The attestation deadline for the IL Medicaid EHR Incentive Program (eMIPP) for the 2015 program year has been extended to Tuesday, May 31, 2016.
The extension applies only to Eligible Providers (EPs) who have registered for the program at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) website, but ...
April 19, 2016
Did you miss visiting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) at HIMSS16? You can find CMS session presentations available now on the CMS EHR Incentive Programs website.
CMS Educational Sessions at HIMSS16
Tuesday, March 1
CMS EHR Incentive Programs in 2015 through 2017 Overview (Session #26) – CMS hosted a session to provide an ...Older Posts»