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CMS Solicits Volunteers to Test HIPAA Transactions

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CMS is launching a volunteer program for providers to test the process for reviewing compliance with HIPAA electronic transactions, unique identifiers, and operating rules among providers. Any providers who conduct electronic health care transactions can volunteer for the program on behalf of themselves or ... Learn more

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MGMA Supports Legislation to Improve Medicare Care Coordination

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MGMA joined more than 20 provider organizations in supporting newly introduced legislation that would remove regulatory barriers to value-based care delivery. The Medicare Care Coordination Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 966/H.R. 2282) would allow physician group practices additional flexibility to develop and test innovative ... Learn more

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CMS Releases Care Coordination Toolkit

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a toolkit highlighting strategies that Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) can use to coordinate care for their patient populations. The toolkit outlines strategies that include both system-wide initiatives and targeted interventions that support individuals with ... Learn more about the CMS care coordination toolkit

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Third Party Liability Division Commercial Coverage

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The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Third Party Liability Division (TPL) partners with commercial health insurance companies to receive their coverage information. This information is directly verified with their official eligibility source. Each insurance company assures that policies in CHAMPS are ... Read about the TPL Commercial Coverage

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AMA on Track to Revise E/M Codes -- Set New Documentation Guidelines

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The AMA’s CPT Editorial Panel approved sweeping changes to documentation and code selection guidelines for evaluation and management codes. If finalized, the changes would shift the way practices select codes for both office and facility visits as soon as January 2021. Approved ...

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Correct Service Descriptions When Billing Not Otherwise Classified Codes

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Not Otherwise Classified (NOC) codes are used for services that do not have an existing CPT code that accurately identifies the service or procedure performed. Services billed under NOC codes will be denied as billing errors if codes describing the services are available. Wisconsin Physicians Service (WPS) ... View the examples

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Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Billing Requirements

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The Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) program provides help with Medicare premiums and cost-sharing for enrolled individuals. More than one out of eight people with Medicare are in the QMB. Medical providers are prohibited by federal law from billing people in the QMB program for Medicare deductibles, ... View the requirements

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Resources for MIPS Reporting

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The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a program through which participating providers are evaluated and rewarded for improvement based on their performance in four categories. Performance is measured through data reported in four areas: Quality - 45% Promoting Interoperability - 25% ... Read the resources

MGMA Asks CMS to Extend ACO Application Deadline

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MGMA groups came together to write to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), asking them to extend the application deadline for accountable care organizations (ACOs) that wish to participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) beginning July 1, 2019. The CMS ... Read about the MGMA request

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New Medicare Payment Models

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released two new voluntary payment models for Medicare Advantage and/or Medicare Part D plans to further the value-based payment agenda. Both will run from 2020 through 2024. Updated VBID The first model is an updated version of the Value-Based Insurance ... Lean more about the new models