On Thursday, bipartisan Congressional leaders unveiled the preliminary details of their plan to permanently fix the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate formula.
New for 2015, Medicare now reimburses for physicians for managing chronic care for their beneficiaries. Separate payment of about $43 for this service will be provided through the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule using CPT code 99490 for non face-to-face care management/coordination. The beneficiary’s standard coinsurance applies.
An Indiana anesthesia group recently was among the first in the nation to submit quality data for the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
to the Anesthesia Quality Institute's Qualified Clinical Data Registry.