Last week, our blog post provided an annual overview of CMS approved Individual PQRS Measures for use by medical groups practicing in Nursing Facilities, Homecare, Assisted Living, and related places of service (click here to view last week’s post). This week, our blog post focuses on the PQRS reporting strategy for practices. We are only going to describe … Click to continue reading
The article below is Rod Baird’s annual overview of CMS approved Individual Quality Measures for use by medical groups practicing in Nursing Facilities, Homecare, Assisted Living, and related places of service. It includes an exhaustive list of all measures based on CPT® codes – which are the only link to build a crosswalk to LTPAC settings. … Click to continue reading
This post analyzes how regulatory changes embodied in the 2016 Fee Schedule affect LTPAC Medical Groups. The blog’s title is an accurate synopsis. Only those who believe suffering builds character will find comfort in 2016. Back in April, a Whitehouse press release celebrated the passage of MACRA (The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act): “At … Click to continue reading
Proposal to revise Dementia Measures Group – Likely effective for performance year 2017 The American Academy of Neurology and the American Psychiatric Association are the developers of the Dementia Measures Group for PQRS reporting. They are proposing a major update to the Measures Group – replacing 3 and updating the other 6. We assume that … Click to continue reading
1st look – LTPAC Medicine’s 2014 Quality Reports: Sign posts for 2015 and 2016 PQRS reporting strategies.
The ICD-10 Doom’s Day passed; the sky did not fall. Now it’s time to get back to the mundane world of managing LTC Medical Practices. Each year, since 2012, CMS sends large medical groups the annual Quality Score Card for the prior year. Starting this year, every group that billed Medicare Part B during 2014 … Click to continue reading
What strategies should LTPAC Medical Groups use as waves of change sweep through our environment? These disruptions include major Mergers & Acquisitions, and market entry by new Acute Care based groups trying to manage patient risk under BPCI. This Blog covers our current recommendations for assessing short & long term risks. Changes in LTC Medical … Click to continue reading
AMDA Live Webinar: The Pitfalls of EHRs June 16th @ 7:00 – 8:30pm Eastern Recording also available if you can’t participate in the live activity Here is a link to the webinar registration form http://www.amda.com/cmedirect/pitfalls-emrs.cfm Also, I’ve organized a presentation at AHIMA LTPAC HIT Summit – our talk in on Tuesday, June 23rd @ 8AM. … Click to continue reading
Tips for LTPAC Physicians filing for the 2016 EHR Hardship Exemption – July 1st is your the deadline!
LTPAC Physicians – apply for your 2016 EHR Hardship Exemption or suffer an added <2%> pay cut in 2016. In 2014, more than 1,000 LTPAC Physicians successfully applied for the 2015 Medicare EHR Hardship exemption. That exemption was for a single year, if you are unable to demonstrate Meaningful Use in 2015, you’ll want to … Click to continue reading