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Coding & Compliance

With the implementation of ICD-10-CM, Aultman MSO is here to help with the transition.

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Let the Aultman MSO credentialing specialists provide credentialing services for you and help to ease the enrollment process.

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Information Systems

Aultman MSO provides local information systems support to all clients with one number to call for any system-related problems.

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Consulting & Education

Aultman MSO is committed to providing a variety of education opportunities for providers and their staff.

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Coding & Compliance

Aultman MSO has a staff of certified coders here to answer your questions, along with an offering of ICD-10-CM educational classes for your office.

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Credentialing

Aultman MSO is here to assist providers with the preparation and maintenance of initial insurance credentialing paperwork.

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CMS Announces The Release Of The 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System And Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program Experience Report

 

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2013 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) and Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program Experience Report.

The PQRS/eRx Experience Report is released by CMS annually and provides trends on participation, incentive eligibility, and incentive payments since the beginning of PQRS and the eRx Incentive Program, including measure performance and program participation broken down by specialty and state. Statistics on the 2015 PQRS payment adjustment will be released to the public for the first time through this report.

The full report can be found at: http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/PQRS/AnalysisAndPayment.html.

Report highlights include:

  • Participation in the PQRS program increased by 47 percent from 2012 to 2013. In 2013, 641,654 eligible professionals participated either as individuals or as part of PQRS group practices, through at least one reporting mechanism, a 47 percent increase from the 435,931 who participated in 2012. Approximately 51 percent of the 1.25 million professionals who were eligible to participate in 2013 participated in PQRS. The 2013 PQRS incentive payments totaled $214,551,741.
  • 469,755 eligible professionals were subject to a 2015 PQRS negative payment adjustment. Based on 2013 PQRS reporting, 469,755 eligible professionals are subject to a reduction of 1.5 percent of their 2015 Part B Medicare Physician Fee Schedule allowed charges. Of those professionals subject to the adjustment, 98 percent did not attempt to participate in PQRS. In addition, 43 percent of the professionals subject to the payment adjustment treat 25 or fewer Medicare beneficiaries a year.
  • 2013 participation in the eRx program rose by 9 percent from 2012. In the final year of reporting under the eRx Incentive Program, 377,004 eligible professionals participated, a 9 percent increase from the 344,676 who participated in 2012. Approximately 47 percent of the 808,697 professionals who were eligible participated in 2013. The 2013 eRx incentive payments totaled $168,298,019.

Updates

Medicare 60-Day Repayment Rule

02-25-16

On February 12, 2016 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final regulation regarding the 60 day repayment rule.

EFFECTIVE JAN. 1, 2016: MEDICARE ADVANCE CARE PLANNING SERVICES

12-03-15

Beginning on Januray 1st, 2016 physicians and other practitioners will be able to bill out two separate CPT codes for advance care planning (ACP).

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