Recently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued letters to eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices who will receive negative penalty adjustments to their 2015 Medicare payments and distributed payments to those EPs who submitted informal review requests for PQRS and eRx supplemental payments for their 2012 performance.
Last week, MDeverywhere hosted a webinar on best practice revenue cycle processes for hospitalists. Included in that was information on best practices in coding and documentation. More specifics on that topic are included in a free white paper entitled Breaking the Code Toward Higher Revenue: Coding Best Practices for Hospitalists.
The healthcare system in the United States has historically been oriented around the tertiary or institutional setting of care. As costs have outstripped resources and technology has enabled greater flexibility in appropriate care setting, we are increasingly shifting to an Ambulatory-centric model.