Public health officials are investigating two reported cases of measles in El Paso, bringing the state's total to 17 cases since the beginning of 2019.
By Sean Price
If you participated in the 2018 Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) under the Quality Payment Program (QPP), it’s now possible to check whether you’ll receive a Medicare payment bonus or cut next year. Physicians should check their 2018 MIPS performance feedback and 2020 payment adjustment as soon as possible in case the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) made mistakes when calculating your data, which happened last year.
TMA’s chief lobbyist is working Capitol Hill this week to pass a bill that spares patients the pain of surprise bills but doesn’t give health insurance companies complete control over what it pays physicians who treat patients out of network.
A software update to Medicare’s Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS) implemented last month has created problems associated with existing and new group reassignments. Because of this, data from PECOS to the Multi-Carrier System for these changes have been delayed for all Medicare Administrative Contractors.
By Sean Price
Measles - a deadly disease declared eradicated in 2000 - has made an unwelcome return. Health experts say a growing anti-vaccine movement is weakening Texas' ability to withstand outbreaks. But there are still ways physicians can work to educate patients and communities and improve vaccination rates. Plus, special coverage of the vaccines landscape and how to conduct a security risk analysis in your practice. Read the Latest Issue