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Physician Payments Sunshine Act data scheduled for release(Comments Off)

September 1, 2014

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.

The ICD-10 delay

This column addresses questions providers may have regarding the International Classification of Diseases, 10th Revision, (ICD-10) delay and offers resources for surgical practices to continue to prepare for the conversion.

Avoiding the 2015 Medicare EHR Incentive Program penalty

This column discusses what surgeons need to know about the Electronic Health Records Incentive Program to avoid penalties in 2015 and provides other program updates.

Billing for services performed by nonphysician practitioners

Typically, nonphysician practitioners (NPPs) provide incident-to or shared services, while others serve as assistants during operations. This column answers payment questions surgeons may have regarding NPP services.

The Measure Applications Partnership

An overview of the Measures Applications Partnership and the recommendations provided by the College on performance measures in public reporting and performance-based payment programs is the focus of this month’s column.

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