Are incident-to services worth the risk?

By | 2018, Practice Management Tips, Practice Operations
Are incident-to services worth the risk? Incident-to services allow non-physician practitioners (NPPs) such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants to bill under a supervising physician if they perform services that are incidental to a physician-created plan of care. Incident-to billing offers two key benefits: First, the physician is reimbursed at 100% of the contracted rate...
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CMS unveils new, voluntary bundled payments program

By | 2018, Practice Operations, Regulatory Compliance
CMS unveils new, voluntary bundled payments program Shortly after announcing that it has eliminated several existing bundled payment initiatives, CMS has announced a new bundled payment model that focuses on voluntary participation. Dubbed “Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced” (BPCI Advanced), the new program is based on the older BPCI program that it replaces. CMS...
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MedPAC recommends eliminating MIPS

By | 2018, Coding and Auditing, Practice Operations, Regulatory Compliance
MedPAC recommends eliminating MIPS By Grant Huang Director of Content at DoctorsManagement A top Congressional advisory body has voted to recommend that Congress repeal the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and replace it with a simpler version that would not be mandatory like MIPS is for most providers who participate with Medicare. The Medicare Payment...
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Final GOP tax bill eliminates health insurance mandate

By | 2017, Coding and Auditing, Practice Operations, Regulatory Compliance
Final GOP tax bill eliminates health insurance mandate A major Republican effort to reform existing tax law is nearing success as this issue of The Business of Medicine goes to press, with the House and Senate reconciling most of their legislative differences. One provision has remained intact in what appears to be the final version...
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