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In response to the government’s continued focus on improving quality of care through payment policy, several changes to new and existing regulatory requirements recently came about through the 2013 Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS), Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), and the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rules (“Final Rules”). As a result, hospitals will…Details
Medicaid Primary Care Payment Increase The Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted changes to Medicaid primary care reimbursement. Eligible physicians will receive supplemental payments for services rendered between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2014. These supplemental payments will raise the Medicaid reimbursement to Medicare rates. To be eligible for the supplemental payments, physicians must self-attest…Details
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Congress passed The American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, to avert the “fiscal cliff.” President Obama is expected to sign the legislation shortly. In addition to various tax and spending measures, the legislation includes provisions of direct importance to medical group practices. The legislation: Prevents the Medicare physician payment SGR cut for one year. It…Details
A new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) highlights the cumulative experiences of more than 100 grantees that implemented major health IT projects between 2004 and 2007. The report, Effective Teamwork and Sustainability in Health IT Implementation, reviews grantee experiences related to planning, long-term use, partnerships, vendor relationships, and end-user perceptions…Details
Physicians are scheduled to reSGR Fix Hostage to Fiscal Cliff Debateceive a 26.5 percent reduction in payments starting Jan. 1 unless Congress intervenes. Action to avert the cut is being considered as part of broader fiscal cliff negotiations on tax and spending policies. However, these discussions remain up in the air, creating uncertainty over the timing of a solution.Details