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PECOS Update: Power User Group Mtg 9/27/12
I am sitting here in Baltimore at CMS’s PECOS Power User Group Meeting and thought it would be a great time to provide you with an update on many of the new details coming to PECOS soon.
Medicare Electronic Prescribing Payment Adjustment Hardship Exemption
In 2009, CMS implemented the Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program, which is a program that uses incentive payments and payment adjustments to encourage the use of qualified electronic prescribing systems.
CMS Posts EHR Incentive Payment Recipient Information
In compliance with the HITECH Act’s requirement, CMS has posted the names, business phone numbers, and business addresses of Medicare eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) that have successfully demonstrated meaningful use and received a payment as of March 2012. Medicare … Continue reading
Medicare’s PECOS Rules Change Ability to Refer
Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) rules finalized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will make it easier for physicians to refer patients to specialists.
CMS has Posted the Proposed CQMs under the Stage 2 NPRM on the CMS Website
CMS has posted the full set of proposed Clinical Quality Measures (CQMs) for 2014 as part of the Medicare and Medicaid Programs Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs Stage 2 Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM). The public can review … Continue reading
PECOS – Medicare Enrollment Made Easier
I have been involved with the PECOS Power User Focus Group for about two years now. We have been very involved with reviewing suggested updates by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Center for Program Integrity … Continue reading
Highmark Medicare Services Changes Name to Novitas Solutions, Inc.
Highmark Medicare Services made this announcement back in late 2011 that they were being sold to DSO out of Florida, but it will become more evident very soon. Here is a recent release on their listserv.
EHR Attestation & Compliance
Make sure you are in complete compliance with the meaningful use requirements and have the ability to prove it.
Covered Preventive Services – Medicare
Medicare is making it easier for you to help your patients and increase your practice revenue, but are you taking advantage of communicating these benefits to your patients properly to ensure your patients understand what services are covered and what … Continue reading
The Elusive Railroad Medicare PTAN
You used to just have to enroll in Medicare and once you had your PTAN, you were able to submit a claim to Railroad Medicare and they issued you a PTAN and wallah! It was that easy. Not so any … Continue reading