MACRA – Final Rule

Medicare Physician Billing Services for Raleigh, NC & West Palm Beach, FL Breaking: Medicare finalizes sweeping changes to physician payments Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the highly-anticipated final rule implementing the Medicare physician payment reforms enacted as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). With […]

Avoid the 2013 e-Prescribing Penalty

The June 30th deadline is looming. If you don’t e-prescribe on 10 eligible encounters by this date, you will be subject to a 1.5% reduction on your 2013 Medicare Fee Schedule.  First step, determine if you are an eligible professional (EP) by clicking here.  Will the penalty apply to my EP? The 2013 penalty will […]

Changes in Health Professional Shortage Areas

Significant changes have been made in the areas categorized as  Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA’s). The Health Resources and Services  Administration (HRSA) published an updated Federal Register Notice on November  3, 2011, that contains important information about new and withdrawn HPSA  designations. These changes will take effect for services provided on or after  January 1, […]

Meaningful Use for Medicare Incentive Payments

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has released instructions for providers to qualify for incentive payments for the adoption of electronic health record (EHR) technology.  Provisions are in place for eligible professionals  to receive up to $44,000 in Medicare incentive payments.  Medicaid […]