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Prep Time! July 2018 MPFS Updates Bring More Than RVU Changes

Friday, June 1, 2018

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We’re a month away from the July 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) update. These quarterly changes are easy to overlook, but checking any fee schedule update is important. Even if, for some reason, you’re not interested in RVU changes, there may be changes to indicators (like PC/TC) that affect proper reporting. Here are some […]

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Lucky Number 3! Don’t Miss This $33 Increase for Intubation Code 31500

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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The 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule estimated a 0 percent impact on total allowed charges for emergency medicine this year. But did you catch the nice boost for 31500 (Intubation, endotracheal, emergency procedure)? Here are the details on that change for those of you who enjoy a nice fee schedule adventure. Catching […]

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How Will Changes to the Physician Fee Schedule Affect Your Practice?

Friday, June 10, 2016

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Did you remember to check the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Database (MPFSDB) for July? CMS implements the changes on July 5, 2016, but some of the changes will be effective back to Jan. 1, 2016. Check Out Key Changes in July Update CMS requires Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) to amend payment files to conform with […]

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Getting Paid for Your Non-Physician Practitioner’s Services With Incident-To Billing

Friday, April 29, 2016

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As the number of physicians shrinks and the demand for healthcare expands, practices seek solutions to their patient care needs — and many have found it by hiring non-physician practitioners, or NPPs. Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) fill the gaps caused by physician shortages in primary care. In fact, a recent Brandeis University […]

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Check Out Changes to Physician Fee Schedule for 2016

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

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Each year, when the new CPT® codes for procedure reimbursement go into effect, relative value unit (RVU) assignments change too. Ideally the decreases and increases in the RVUs will be a wash and your practice’s income will stay on a steady course, but that’s not always the case. Some specialties, like urology, saw only minor […]

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Pediatric Pay To be Impacted By New Medicare Fee Schedule

Friday, November 18, 2011

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Many private insurers follow suit, so stay updated with the latest developments. 2012 is just round the corner and most medical practices are speculating if their Medicare payments will be affected or not — and yes, there is news in store for pediatricians. “The calendar year 2012 Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor is $24.6712,” notes […]

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