What surgeons should know about… rss

What surgeons should know about: Reporting new office/outpatient E/M codes(0)

June 3, 2021

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.

What Surgeons Should Know About...

Medicare participation and enrollment

Physicians, nonphysician practitioners, and other Medicare Part B providers must enroll in the Medicare program to be paid for the covered services and items they provide to Medicare beneficiaries. Providers must make their 2019 Medicare determinations by December 31. As the deadline approaches and providers consider their options with respect to Medicare participation, this column […]

More in this category

« Older Posts   


Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Chicago, IL 60611


Download the Bulletin App

Apple Store
Get it on Google Play
Amazon store