CAP Proposed Physician Fee Schedule

CMS has released the proposed 2018 Physician Fee Schedule with the agency proposed to accept all of the recommendations from the CAP and AMA Specialty Society’s Relative Value Update. Some of these recommendations reflect increases. The CMS estimates that changes … Continued

MedPAC Suggests Redesign of MIPS Reporting

Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) is an independent organization that assesses the Medicare program and makes recommendations on payment policy. In the release of their annual report, they have recommended a redesign of the MIPS reporting system. One suggested change … Continued

CMS Proposes Rule to Streamline Quality Payment Program

In a press release, CMS announced a proposed rule which is aiming to better accommodate providers and reduce hardships in the second year of the Quality Payment Program. The ultimate goal is to streamline the program by reducing the amount … Continued

Physician Practice Owners are No Longer Majority

In an article released by the AMA, a recent survey revealed that for the first time, physician practice ownership is no longer the majority. Currently 47.1% of physicians own their practice, compared to 76.1% in 1983. However, the majority of … Continued

False Claim Case Settled for $155 Million

eClinicalWorks one of the largest providers of electronic medical records has just settled a false claim case with the Department of Justice in the amount of $155 million. The press release stated that ECW misrepresented its software capabilities while also … Continued

2017 HBMA Compliance Symposium

This week Cynthia Glorioso, Vice President, Coding, Compliance, and Human Resources is attending the 2017 HBMA Compliance Symposium in Alexandria, VA on behalf of PMI. As the Compliance Officer at PMI, Cindy faces the task of ensuring the company is … Continued