Practice Management

CJR and BPCI Models Now Qualify as Alternative Payment Models

On July 25, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released a
 new proposed rule
in a continuous effort to shift Medicare payments from quantity- to quality-based models. learn more

Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) & Alternative Payment Models (APMs)

The MACRA makes three important changes on how Medicare pays those who provide care to Medicare beneficiaries. These changes create a Quality Payment Program (QPP):

  • Ending the  Sustainable Growth Rate  (SGR) formula for determining Medicare payments for health care providers’ services.
  • Making a new framework for rewarding health care providers for giving better care not more just more care.
  • Combining existing quality reporting programs into one new system.

           Learn more about MACRA, MIPS and APMs at CMS

Provider Enrollment Revalidation Cycle 2

  • Reminder! All Medicare Part A and B providers are required to recertify the accuracy of their enrollment information every five years through a process known as revalidation.  Providers must submit a complete revalidation application by the established due date and respond to all requests for additional information issued by Novitas in a timely manner.  Visit for more information.

2018 Workers' Comp Fee Schedule

2016 Fees for Medical Records

CMS ICD-10 Transition Guide for Orthopaedics
  • The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released ICD-10: Clinical Concepts for Orthopedics—part of a series of guides that include common ICD-10 codes, clinical documentation tips, and a series of example clinical scenarios to familiarize providers with coding under ICD-10.

Documenting Medical Necessity and Audits 101

Crash Course in Meaningful Use: What Orthopaedic Surgeons Need to Know

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