MIPS in 2017 - October 2nd is last day to opt-in

October 02nd, 2017

2017 is the first year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, hereafter referred to as MIPS. Basically, MIPS is the replacement for Meaningful Use and PQRS programs. In this transitional year of MIPS, you may be able to receive incentive payments if you participate in MIPS by:    Submitting data for a full year, or    Submitting data covering at least a ...

Rexpert's Real-Time Insurance Eligibility Check

July 19th, 2017

Rexpert's Real-Time Insurance Eligibility Check

Beginning in April 2018, Medicare recipients will receive a new Medicare card that will have a randomly assigned 11-digit Medicare claim number (or policy number, to Rexpert users). This will replace the current policy number, which is based on the social security number. A year-long transitional period will follow, during which you can process Medicare claims using either the old or new ...

Lookup Tool to Determine MIPS Eligibility Now Available

May 10th, 2017

Is your practice and/or provider unsure of their participation status in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)? No need to worry, because Medicare has released a tool on their website to determine if you should participate in 2017.

CMS to mail MIPS Participation Status Letter

April 26th, 2017

On April 25, 2017 CMS published their anticipated notice describing how MIPS Eligible Clinicians will be notified of their participation status. The "MIPS Participation Status Letter" states: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in MIPS, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS is an important part of the ...

Enter MACRA: CMS chief Andy Slavitt says new law lets doctors be doctors

July 22nd, 2016

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, known as MACRA, will be one of the most dramatic changes to how Medicare pays physicians. But the marrying of quality-based reimbursement with demonstrated use of technologies and electronic health records has already sparked worry among not only physicians, but advocates like the American Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians.Read More...