2013 QRUR Report Analysis – LTC Medicine is Underwriting CMS’ risk for highest cost beneficiaries.

Thanksgiving week I had the opportunity to meet with the CMS staff responsible for managing the Value Based Purchasing program.  AMDA (the American Medical Directors Association) leadership asked me to participate in a dialogue with CMS.  We were there to explore options for avoiding the ‘high cost’ classification LTC Medical Groups universally receive under the … Click to continue reading

Every provider can avoid the 1.5% PQRS reporting penalty

Earlier blog posts of mine have discussed PQRS reporting strategies and the need for better measures for LTC physicians/extenders. Today, I want to review the minimum steps every provider treating Medicare patients needs to take to avoid a 1.5% payment cutback in 2015. Report one valid measure or one valid measures group, or one instance … Click to continue reading