Tag Archive for ‘physician reimbursement’
The correct use of modifiers 51 and 59 are explained, including case examples featuring clinical scenarios with correct coding.
The 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule: An overview of provisions that will affect surgical practices
This article summarizes provisions in the 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule that are relevant to general surgery and its related specialties.
This column provides guidance to assist Fellows in navigating their contractual relationships with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The restrictions regarding physicians’ ability to seek reimbursement for cost-sharing amounts from Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) enrollees are summarized as are practices to ensure compliance with QMB billing rules.
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.
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 three options for surgeons who participate in Medicare Part B are summarized, as are the steps for achieving participating in this program.
The steps providers can take to prepare for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services New Medicare Card Project are outlined.
Surgeons’ views on health policy and advocacy-related issues and their potential effect on general surgery practice, based on the findings of the 2016 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is collecting claims-based data on postoperative visits provided in the 10- and 90-day global period.
Surgeons’ views of the payment reforms implemented through MACRA, based on the findings of the 2016 ACS Governors Survey, are summarized.
This column describes the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ efforts to collect global surgical codes data from practitioners in nine states..
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.
Suggestions for avoiding overuse or misuse of modifier 25 to reduce the risk of an audit and repayment demand by payors are detailed in this month’s column.
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.
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.
This report summarizes the topics addressed by the College’s delegation at the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates meeting in June.
The averted CMS policy that would have transitioned 10- and 90-day global payment codes to 0-day codes is summarized in this article, as is the legislation that will revise global payments in the coming years and the ACS’ advocacy-related role concerning these issues.
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.