Useful updates from CMS on EHR incentives and penalties for LTC physicians

August is proving to be a very good month for LTC physician practices, particularly those of us who mainly cover nursing homes.   To recap the situation: LTC physicians are classified as “ambulatory” under rules for CMS’s EHR program. That means physicians are eligible for incentives if they can demonstrate Meaningful Use. Conversely, they are … Click to continue reading

Can LTPAC physicians bill for Home Health Care Plan certification / recertification?

Today’s blog has two purposes. One is to pass along some useful billing guidance we received from our Region IV CMS office on using Place of Service Codes in LTPAC billing. The second is to show how difficult it is to behave as a fully “compliant” medical practice. Question: What Place of Service Code should … Click to continue reading