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Final 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released

By |November 7th, 2015|

The MGMA reports that the final 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule has been released.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) for 2016.

Key policies finalized in the 2016 payment rules include:

Finalizing the Home Health Value-Based Purchasing model.
Finalizing updates to the “Two-Midnight” rule.
Finalizing the End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive […]

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New Medicare Rules Aim to Reduce Suspicious Billing Abuse

By |December 6th, 2014|

Announced in the Wall Street Journal on Dec 3, 2014, the Obama administration has strengthened Medicare’s authority to kick doctors and other medical providers out of the federal program for abusively billing the government.

Here’s a quick summary of the key points / changes in this important federal program:

move represents a significant shift in how the […]

AMA Forecasts Over 500 Changes to the 2015 CPT Code System.

By |August 26th, 2014|

The AMA states that there are over 500 changes to the 2015 CPT code system.  This pace of change is another reason why your practice may need professional coding assistance. If you need to order the CPT 2015 Professional Edition from the AMA online store, please visit this link. You can also have the Coding Network […]