Medicare Value-Based Payment Modifier on the Horizon
July 11, 2014
Officials at CMS are working to implement changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule that will tie payment rates to quality and cost measures for physicians and physician groups. The value-based payment modifier will be phased-in starting next year and could result in a 2 percent reduction of Medicare payments for all eligible professionals.
Important Payment Adjustment Information for Medicare EPs
Jan. 16, 2014
Eligible professionals (EPs) participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program may be subject to payment adjustments beginning on Jan. 1, 2015. CMS will determine the payment adjustment based on meaningful use data submitted prior to the 2015 calendar year.
Providing Behavioral Therapy for Obesity? Understand the Medicare Benefit
April 2, 2013
Effective with dates of service on or after Nov. 29, 2011, Medicare covers intensive behavioral therapy for obesity for the prevention or early detection of illness or disability. Learn about the services the Medicare benefit covers, what a therapy visit should include, billing codes and more.
CMS now requires that all Medicare-certified ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs) report on five facility quality measures or otherwise face a 2 percent Medicare payment penalty in 2014. To help you prepare, AGA, ACG and ASGE hosted the last in a series of three webinars on the ASC Quality Reporting Program.
The CMS-qualified AGA Digestive Health Recognition Program™ provides clinicians with an easy and inexpensive way to report on the IBD measures group as part of the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System.