CMS Final Rule

January 29th at 11:00 am EST

This year, 2019 brings a significant number of changes to those providing healthcare to patients. CMS has changed the face of reimbursement and it is mandated that commercial payers follow their rules. Learn about what is happening such as:

  • E/M Payment and Reducing Clinician Burden for 2019. What can clinician’s look forward to documenting and get paid in the future to ease the burden of documentation?
  • E/M documentation for teaching physicians is changing.
  • Communication Technology Based Services such as Virtual Groups are expanding, Join other practices to participate in MIPS

Investigate Virtual technology such as virtual check-in, consultations and be reimbursed for these services

Outpatient Physical and Outpatient Therapy: While E/M are requiring less documentation so are the outpatient physical and occupational therapists. Learn how PTAs are going to be paid in the coming year.

The Final Rule, with it’s more than 2300 pages of Medicare Incentive Payment System (MIPS), is very complex to understand. The third year of MIPS has changes.

Learn how to help you practices gain an incentive or for those who just want to avoid a penalty. Medicare Fee Schedule has a 0.5% increase in 2019 which is the last year it will be increased- any future increase will come from the incentives that are achieved by providers in their compliance with MIPS requirements or incur a 7% penalty.

The Quality payments ratio of MIPS has been reduced and the COST category increased. What does that mean to the ICD-10-CM that is billed on our claims? 

Presented by:
Maxine Lewis, CMM, CPC, CPC-I, CCS-P, CPMA, Medical Coding & Reimbursement

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