With Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) beginning in 2017, many are asking about PQRS in 2017. Although it seems clear that PQRS ends on 12/31/2016, the G-code quality reporting will continue under MIPS.
The Seay Management Human Resources Management Checklist ensures that you implement "best practices" in terms of policies, procedures, manuals and documents to hire and retain good employees and motivate them to superior performance. Read more to access it.
As of October 16, covered health care providers are now required to post notices in their clinics regarding patient non-discrimination policies, a requirement of a provision of the Affordable Care Act that went into effect earlier this year. Section 1557 is intended to promote equity in health care and prevent discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability in health programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. To see if you are one of the many required to comply with this new Federal Rule, please read further.
From time to time, there may be coverage in local and national media about the issue of cervical manipulation and the purported risk of stroke. There is growing
interest in the association between cervical manipulation and vertebrobasilar
artery (VBA) stroke. Historically,
opinion rather than fact has often dominated discussions on this topic, even
though the incidence of stroke associated with cervical manipulation is very
rare and there is a lack of evidence to prove that cervical adjustments cause
In addition to the September 12th change in billing First Coast, there are at least 3 other changes that are time sensitive in nature. October 1 begins the need for more specificity in coding ICD-10. November 30th is the last day to appeal your PQRS status for 2015. Failure to respond to re-validation requests may require re-enrolling in Medicare with no grace period for billing. For more information, read on.