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2019 qualifying APM participant data now available -- FPM

Jul 12, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated its online database to help physicians participating in alternative payment models to determine if they have to participate in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System this year.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_qualifying_APM_participant.html

A new way to earn MIPS credit in 2019 -- FPM

Apr 5, 2019 - A new study of how physicians collect and report quality measures to Medicare is looking for participants. Successful members will get MIPS credit.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/Improvement_activity_credit.html

A one-stop shop for Medicare documentation requirements? -- FPM

Jun 1, 2018 - CMS plans to list all the documentation that’s required for Medicare payment in one central location - the new Provider Documentation Manual.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/Medicare_provider_documentation_manual.html

An easier way to report data for QPP has arrived -- FPM

Jan 4, 2018 - Physicians participating in the Quality Payment Program can now submit all of their MIPS data through a single platform. Here's how.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/an_easier_way_to_report_for_qpp.html

Anthem plans to shorten timely filing limit for claims -- FPM

Aug 9, 2019 - Anthem is notifying practices that they may have less time to timely file patient claims.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/anthem_timely_filing_window.html

Anthem rescinds modifier 25 cuts -- FPM

Feb 28, 2018 - Last week, Anthem, one of the nation's largest commercial health plans, notified the American Medical Association it has decided to not proceed with a policy to reduce payments by 25 percent for evaluation and management codes appropriately reported with CPT modifier 25.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/anthem_rescinds_modifier_25_cuts.html

Are you getting paid for non-face-to-face prolonged care? -- FPM

Dec 4, 2017 - CMS in January created a set of CPT codes that allows physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to bill for non-face-to-face prolonged care of patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/are_you_getting_paid_for_non-face-to-face_prolonged.html

Avoid mistakes when coding for preventive medicine services -- FPM

May 18, 2018 - Selecting the appropriate code will hopefully facilitate payment for preventive services and reduce some unpleasant questions from patients.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/avoiding_mistakes_preventive_coding.html

Cigna to stop paying for consultation codes -- FPM

Aug 27, 2019 - Cigna is set to stop paying CPT codes for consultations provided to their customers. Here's how to avoid losing that revenue.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/cigna_stops_paying_consultation_codes.html

CMS clarifies documentation for teaching physicians' E/M services -- FPM

May 10, 2019 - Physicians who bill for E/M services while teaching medical students may face some changes under newly clarified federal guidelines.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/teaching_physician_services.html

CMS extends preview period for Physician Compare -- FPM

Oct 30, 2017 - Technical problems have forced the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to extend the deadline for physicians wanting to review the information about them and their practices that the agency plans to be release publicly through the Physician Compare website.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/CMS_extends_preview_period_for_Physician_Compare.html

CMS finds errors in MIPS payment adjustments -- FPM

Mar 1, 2019 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says it is working to fix errors in how this year's MIPS payment adjustments were applied to some physicians.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/incorrect_MIPS_payment.html

CMS looks for feedback on new MIPS cost measures -- FPM

Oct 19, 2018 - CMS is testing several new cost measures that could later be added to the cost category of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System and is looking for help.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/testing_cost_measures.html

CMS offers help for identifying 2019 MIPS payment adjustments -- FPM

Oct 26, 2018 - These codes will help physicians understand which Medicare payments in 2019 are affected by their MIPS scores.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_MIPS_payment_adjustment_codes.html

CMS Primary Care Initiative provides new payment models -- FPM

Apr 26, 2019 - The Primary Care Initiative announced by CMS will give family physicians new payment streams aimed at increasing value-based care.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/CMS_Primary_Care_Initiative.html

CMS proposes simpler Medicare documentation guidelines in 2019 fee schedule -- FPM

Jul 13, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking to use its annual update of the Medicare physician fee schedule to address long-simmering complaints with how the program requires physicians and other clinicians to document evaluation and management visits.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_proposed_fee_schedule.html

CMS releases final rule on 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule -- FPM

Nov 2, 2018 - On Nov. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the final rule of the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule. Here are the highlights.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/CMS_releases_final_rule_2019.html

CMS updates MIPS final scores, extends review deadline -- FPM

Sep 17, 2018 - The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services has released updated final scores for the 2017 Merit-based Incentive Payment System performance period.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/CMS_updates_MIPS_final_scores.html

CMS: rate of physicians receiving Value Modifier penalties falls in final year -- FPM

Jan 18, 2018 - CMS has announced that fewer physicians will receive a negative payment adjustment under the Value Modifier program this year than in the past two years.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2018_Value_Modifier_penalties_falls.html

Coding for wound care: Is your EHR leading you astray? -- FPM

Aug 30, 2018 - Remember these tips for properly coding three common types of wounds.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/coding_wound_care.html

Compensation is up for family physicians -- FPM

Apr 12, 2018 - Family physicians saw their annual compensation increase an average of 5 percent over last year, reflecting an industrywide rise in physician pay.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/Compensation_is_up_for_family_physicians.html

Deadline to submit data for 2017 MIPS approaches -- FPM

Mar 27, 2018 - If you have not already done so, you have until March 31 to provide 2017 data for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), which could affect your Medicare payments in 2019.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/deadline_to_submit_data_for_2017_MIPS_approaches.html

Earn MIPS credit for participating in CMS study -- FPM

Feb 21, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is looking for physicians to participate in a study measuring the burdens of collecting and reporting care quality data. Participants can receive credit under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/earn_MIPS_credit_for_participating_in_CMS_study.html

Evaluation and management (E/M) coding and documentation burden could lighten in 2019 ...

Jul 13, 2018 - The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' proposed rule for the Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 contains significant revisions to the coding, documentation, and payment of office visit evaluation and management services.

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/em_coding_proposed_changes.html

Family physician pay goes up, satisfaction with pay goes down -- FPM

Apr 18, 2019 - An annual survey of physician compensation shows a healthy gain for physicians. How do you compare?

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https://www.aafp.org/journals/fpm/blogs/gettingpaid/entry/2019_compensation.html

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