Tag Archive for ‘Physician Quality Reporting System’

The 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practices

This article summarizes provisions in the 2018 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule that are relevant to general surgery and its related specialties.

The 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practice

The 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practice

This article summarizes provisions in the 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule that are relevant to general surgery and its related specialties.

PQRS reporting in 2016 and what the College is doing to help

This article addresses concerns surgeons may have regarding the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program, including penalties for nonparticipation and changes in reporting requirements for 2016.

The Physician Compare website

This column describes new information available on the Physician Compare website this year, such as utilization data generated from Medicare Part B claims.

Provisions in the 2016 Medicare physician fee schedule that will affect surgical practice: An overview

This article summarizes the Medicare physician fee schedule provisions that will affect reimbursement for surgeons in 2016.

Quality and Resource Use Reports

The purpose and methodology of Quality and Resource Use Reports are explained in this month’s column.

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Surgeons can avoid PQRS and value-based modifier payment penalties

This article discusses the changes to the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program in 2015, as well as options available for surgeons who are seeking to avoid the PQRS and value-based payment modifier penalties.

2014 fee schedule and CPT code changes will affect surgical practice

Several changes to payment policy and coding and reimbursement will take effect in 2014. Although the Medicare physician fee schedule and coding changes introduce several important payment and coding policies that will affect all physicians, this article focuses on updates particularly relevant to surgery and other related specialties.

CMS recognizes ACS Surgeon Specific Registry as a PQRS-Qualified Registry

The ACS Surgeon Specific Registry has been recognized as a qualified registry for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Physician Quality Reporting System.

Update: PQRS reporting of the perioperative care measures group

This column focuses on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Physician Quality Reporting System perioperative care measures group because it is the one surgeons use most frequently. First steps in reporting a claim along with denominator, frequency, and numerator topics are also covered.

The Physician Compare website

This column provides information on how the expansion of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s Physician Compare website may affect surgeons.

2013 payment policy and coding changes affecting surgical practice

Several changes to payment policy and coding and reimbursement will take effect in 2013. Although the Medicare physician fee schedule and coding changes introduce several important payment and coding policies that will affect all physicians, this article focuses on updates particularly relevant to surgery and other related specialties.

Choosing not to participate in the CMS incentive programs

This column summarizes the different reporting options available for the Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program, the Physician Quality Reporting System, and the Electronic Health Record Incentive Program, and consequences for surgeons and other eligible professionals who elect not to participate in these programs.

PQRS reporting in 2012

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has continued the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) into 2012 as required under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008.

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