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Modified: 1/17/2018
This edition announces the results of the 2018 value modifier and the adjustment factor that will be applied to clinicians receiving an upward payment adjustment.
Modified: 1/11/2018
This edition includes information regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' new payment model for inpatient and outpatient care.
Modified: 1/4/2018
This edition includes information regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' effort to remove regulatory obstacles that take valuable time from patients with their doctors.
Modified: 12/21/2017
This edition includes two recent Office of Inspector General (OIG) reports, which cited significant issues leading to coding errors on Medicare hospital claims.
Modified: 12/14/2017
This edition includes a reminder that beginning April 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will start mailing Medicare cards with new Medicare beneficiary identifiers (MBIs) to everyone with Medicare.
Modified: 12/7/2017
This edition includes information regarding helpful tools for medical record documentation and targeted probe and educate changes.
Modified: 11/30/2017
This edition includes information regarding a new web-based training course on a new quality payment program. With this course, you will learn about the scoring and reweighting methodology.
Modified: 11/22/2017
This edition includes information regarding new content added on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services website to provide information concerning the 2018 clinical lab fee schedule, the FY 2014 and FY 2015 worksheet S-10 cost report data, the QPP year 2 final rule call, and more.
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