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Preparing for MACRA implementation(Comments Off on Preparing for MACRA implementation)

February 1, 2016

This column describes the reimbursement systems that will replace the sustainable growth rate formula and offers recommendations on how surgeons can prepare for the transition.

The one-year grace period for correct use of ICD-10 codes

This column addresses how surgeons should make effective use of the one-year grace period for accurate ICD-10 coding.

Successfully navigating the transition to ICD-10 terminology

New terminology associated with the expanded ICD-10 code set is defined in this month’s column.

Medicare and Medicaid audits

This column provides an overview of seven common CMS audits that could affect physicians, and describes the penalties and appeals process for each.

The final rule on the Medicare Shared Savings Program

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) includes a provision for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to create the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). This program would establish a payment structure for accountable care organizations (ACOs), which would be responsible for the quality, cost, and overall care of Medicare beneficiaries. CMS issued a final […]


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