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The 21st Century Cures Act Final Rule(0)

September 2, 2021

Note: Psychotherapy notes are excluded from the definition of EHI for purposes of the information-blocking regulations.

What surgeons should know about: Reporting new office/outpatient E/M codes

This column addresses frequently asked questions about the new office/outpatient E/M reporting guidelines.

 

The Quality Payment Program in 2021

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized several updates to meet the participation requirements for year five (2021) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The QPP comprises two pathways for participation—the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) or sufficient participation in an Advanced Alternative Payment Model (A-APM). If you participate via MIPS, your score […]

ONLINE FIRST: What surgeons should know about…Quality Payment Program in 2021

Several finalized requirements for QPP participation in 2021 are identified, specifically the MIPS and APM pathways.

Table 1. PAR and non-PAR reimbursement

Medicare enrollment and participation

This article provides guidance to assist Fellows in navigating their contractual relationships with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.


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