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.
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.
January 1, 2016 is the first phase of the educational and training programs to be released by CMS. The Provider Compliance Group (PCG) at the centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) developed an educational tool in the form of a public video, titled "Improving the Documentation of Chiropractic Services."