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We get it. You’re busy caring for patients, but you have to submit 2017 data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS') Quality Payment Program (QPP) by March 31 of this year. And that, of course, affects your Medicare payments for next year.
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When can you check staff training off your to-do list? Never, if you want your practice to run at its best, says TMA practice consultant Yvonne Mounkhoune.
This is a good time to review and update contingency plans so your practice will be prepared if patient information is not available at the point of care. Your cyber risk management plan should include proactive compliance with federal and state medical privacy laws, and appropriate cyber insurance to pay any direct and indirect costs.
For 2016, CMS reported two-thirds of the incorrect payments involved insufficient documentation. In other words, instead of paying some claims, the payers first should have denied them and asked for additional documentation. This might be a missing required element such as a physician signature on an order; support for medical necessity; or documentation showing a service actually was provided, at the level billed.
Texas’ new telemedicine law and applicable rules have created new opportunities for physicians to care for patients outside the traditional office visit. Here are answers to three basic questions you might have. (Remember: When treating Medicare patients via telemedicine, follow Medicare rules.)
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