Final 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released

By |2019-04-04T00:49:54+00:00November 7th, 2015|Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Practice Revenue Optimization|

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 [...]

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New Medicare Rules Aim to Reduce Suspicious Billing Abuse

By |2015-08-05T00:44:07+00:00December 6th, 2014|Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Practice Revenue Optimization|

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 [...]

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

By |2015-08-11T15:41:37+00:00August 26th, 2014|Medical Coding and Billing, Medical Practice Revenue Optimization, Provider Documentation Training|

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 [...]