AANEM News Express Related to Medicare

AANEM News Express

Meaningful Use Hardship Applications Streamlined

    1/27/2016
CMS is implementing changes due to the recent passage of The Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (PAMPA),  moving more quickly on applications for exceptions from Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for the 2015 calendar year.

Meaningful Use Exemption Update

    12/29/2015
Congress passed legislation allowing CMS to move more quickly on applications for exemptions from Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements for the 2015 calendar year. Physicians will have until March 15, 2016, to apply for an exemption from the 2015 meaningful use program year.

2016 Fee Schedule—What Does This Mean for Reimbursement?

    12/1/2015
On On October 30, 2015, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for the 2016 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule. Within this document and addendum are updates to the relative value units (RVU), which include work RVUs, practice expense (PE) RVUs, malpractice (MP) RVUs, as well as the proposed Medicare conversion factor.

2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule

    11/18/2015
On October 30, 2016, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for the 2016 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule. Following is a summary of some of the changes that could affect AANEM members for the calendar year (CY) 2016.

Give Your Input About Medicare’s Quality Reimbursement Programs

    10/19/2015
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has published a “Request for Information” (RFI) regarding the implementation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and alternative payment models (APMs) under the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA), which was passed back in April to replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula used to calculate Medicare payments to physicians. AANEM will be submitting its comments by the November 17, 2015 deadline, but individuals are also allowed to submit comments.
 


2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule: Proposed Rule Released

    7/14/2015
On July 8, 2015, CMS issued a
proposed rule updating payment policies, rates, and quality provisions for physicians under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) in 2016.  According to the proposed rule, CMS projects minimal impact on neuromuscular and electrodiagnostic physicians.


2015 Fee Schedule—What Does This Mean for Reimbursement?

    11/18/2014
On October 31, 2014, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for the 2015 Medicare Physician Payment Schedule. This document and addendum includes updates to the relative value units (RVU) for all medical procedures. 



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