What surgeons should know about…
Expired and expiring ACA provisions(Comments Off)
This month’s column summarizes provisions in the Affordable Care Act that have expired or are set to expire in the near future and offers guidelines for surgeons to advocate for extending key programs.
An overview of ACS coding workshops, including benefits of attendances, topics covered, and registration information is provided in this month’s column.
The Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) final rule—which establishes federal fiscal year 2015 policies for Medicare payments to hospitals for inpatient stays—is discussed in this month’s column, along with how the IPPS will affect surgeons.
This column discusses the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s focus on patient-centered care, comparative effectiveness research, and research funding. It also provides information on how surgeons can get involved.
The Physician Payments Sunshine Act, also known as Open Payments, is addressed in this month’s column, along with the registration process, types of data included in the system, the review and dispute process, and recommendations from the College.
More in this category
- The ICD-10 delay
- Avoiding the 2015 Medicare EHR Incentive Program penalty
- Billing for services performed by nonphysician practitioners
- The Measure Applications Partnership
- PQRS reporting in 2014
- Repealing the SGR
- The benefits of attending a 2014 ACS Surgical Coding Workshop
- The Medicare EHR Incentive Program in 2014
- The Medicare EHR Incentive Program deadlines
- Using S-CAHPS
- Bundled payment
- The inpatient list
- Transitioning to ICD-10
- The benefits of attending an ACS Coding Workshop
- The Physician Compare website