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Proposed Changes to the Medicare Fee Schedule that Could Affect Emergency Physicians

Emergency physicians may benefit from future changes in Medicare billing policy outlined in the proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule released earlier in June. CMS is asking for comments on two different guidelines that could ease documentation guidelines and improve reimbursement for coding and billing E/M services in the emergency department. Read more

MACRA Quality Payment Program for Emergency Physicians

Final details of the MACRA Quality Payment Program (QPP) for the 2017 reporting year were recently released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). While much of the proposed rule was included in the final draft, CMS made a few provisions especially for small practices, hospital-based clinicians, and eligible providers who aren’t quite ready to dive in for 2017. Read more

Senate Makes Doc Fix Permanent

Tuesday night, the U.S. Senate approved legislation that permanently repeals and replaces the flawed Medicare payment formula known as the Sustainable Growth Rate. The same bill, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (HR 2), passed through the House two weeks ago, and President Obama has indicated he will sign it into law quickly. Read more

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