What surgeons should know about…
The 2018 inpatient-only list(Comments Off on The 2018 inpatient-only list)
Provides an update on the Medicare inpatient-only list—which refers to procedures identified by CMS as typically provided in the inpatient setting and therefore not paid under OPPS—is provided.
This column provides an overview of efforts to reduce regulatory burdens on surgeons, looks at the regulations that are most onerous for surgeons, and describes ACS recommendation for reducing or eliminating these encumbrances.
Explains how the 2018 CMS Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule affects surgeons, and describes the changes made to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing program that are relevant to surgical care.
The steps providers can take to prepare for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services New Medicare Card Project are outlined.
Describes the challenges small and rural practices transitioning to Quality Payment Program may face and outlines reporting requirements to help these practices succeed in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System.
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- Alternative Payment Models
- Health insurance audit processes, penalties, and appeals
- Postoperative data reporting for global services
- Reporting global codes data in 2017
- The benefits of attending a 2017 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop
- Understanding Medicare Part B incident to billing
- Meeting meaningful use requirements in 2016
- Medicaid program expansion
- The Physician Compare website
- Preparing for MACRA implementation
- The one-year grace period for correct use of ICD-10 codes
- Successfully navigating the transition to ICD-10 terminology
- Medicare and Medicaid audits
- The final rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program
- Quality and Resource Use Reports