The proposed rule for 2019 was released on July 12, 2018. Meridian Medical Management posted a high overview of proposed changes to Payment Policies under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. There are also changes proposed for the Quality Payment Program. Amongst the proposed changes are: Changing the definition of MIPS eligible clinicians to include physical therapists, occupational therapists, clinical social workers, and clinical psychologists. Having a third element of the low-volume threshold determination by adding...

The proposed rule that will affect some payments under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and/or payment methodologies was released by CMS on July 12, 2018. This is a high overview of some of the changes; all clients should review the proposed rule to identify any categories that may affect them. Once the proposed rule is published on July 27, 2018 the comment period will be open until September 10, 2018. All comments must be submitted...

2017 Final MIPS Performance Feedback is now available. Special scoring circumstances and all MIPS data submitted or calculated for an individual clinician, group, or APM Entity will be reflected. Final MIPS Performance Feedback includes the 2017 Final Score, 2019 Payment Adjustment Information, and details about measures and activities. Clinicians that participated in either track of the 2017 Quality Payment Program, MIPS or APMs, may now access feedback reports on their 2017 Performance Reporting. CMS has completed...

The Center for Disease Control released the 2019 ICD-10 CM codes which are effective October 1, 2018 through September 31, 2019. The release includes 279 new codes, 51 deleted codes, and 143 revised codes.  As of October 1, 2018, there will be 71,932 active ICD-10 CM codes.   The following chapters have the most changes: Chapter 2: Neoplasms - all 45 new codes in this chapter are related to the upper/lower eyelids right or left eye Chapter...