Doctor with MoneyThe 2013 PQRS and eRx Incentive Payments, as well as the 2012 Supplemental PQRS and eRx Incentive Payments, are now available to EPs who reported during the 2013 reporting period and those EPs who submitted an Informal Review (IR) request for the 2012 PQRS and/or eRx incentive payments that were approved by CMS.

Training Portal Delivered Exclusively through MDeverywhere’s Practice 1st System

Waltham, MA (October 7, 2014) – MDeverywhere, a leading revenue cycle company for physician practices, announced the launch of its new ICD-10 training portal. The new training portal will provide a unique and comprehensive ICD-10 education solution that is delivered exclusively through Practice 1st, MDeverywhere's market leading revenue cycle system.

Now part of e-MDs, MDeverywhere's new ICD-10 training portal will provide a unique and comprehensive ICD-10 education solution that is delivered exclusively through their market-leading revenue cycle system.

CMS
The Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor program identified $3.75 billion in improper payments in fiscal year 2013, according to the CMS annual RAC report to Congress.

Here are ten things to know about the 2013 results:

doctoratdeskMost practices today are barely getting by financially. With declining reimbursement from government and private payors and increasing operating expenses associated with new mandates such as Meaningful Use and ICD-10, many practices are seeing profitability — and sometimes salaries — decline dramatically.

CMSCMS is releasing new data revealing the payments doctors and teaching hospitals received from drug companies and device manufacturers.  The data was made available online on Tuesday. The public can access the data here.

New enhancements help to further drive automation and process control at the front-end of the physician revenue cycle.

Waltham, MA (October 1, 2014 )–MDeverywhere, a leading provider of comprehensive revenue cycle tools and services for physicians and practices, today unveiled Practice 1st 4.0, the newest version of its platform.

This version delivers a number of enhancements to Practice 1st, MDeverywhere's purpose-built revenue cycle system, including an optimized mobile experience, enhanced workflow and UI, and additional edits to reduce denials.

We continue the blog on the types of visits billed under hospitalist and how to reach to the final level of visit. Final E/M level Calculation: There are two rules to decide the final level of Evaluation and Management visit based on type of visit:

This blog reviews in greater detail, the types of visits billed under hospitalist and how to reach to the final level of visit. In the previous segment, we learned about the three key components of Evaluation and Management, i.e., History, Physical Exam, and Medical Decision Making which play fundamental role in reaching to a level. Determining the levels of these three components can be tricky and can affect the final the level of E/M visit. Calculating History Level: On the basis of documentation provided, classify the history as per the table given below:

The New York Times published an interesting article on the increasing wariness of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) of hospital mergers.