Tag Archive for ‘global codes’
Dateline DC: ACS advises policymakers on problematic CMS proposed rule on E/M global codes
The ACS opposes the CMS proposal to adopt new E/M codes and to increase the values of most of the new standalone office/outpatient E/M codes.
Regulatory burden reduction
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.
Postoperative data reporting for global services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is collecting claims-based data on postoperative visits provided in the 10- and 90-day global period.
Reporting global codes data in 2017
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.
Preparing for MACRA implementation
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.