The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule that provides more authority for CMS to address fraud, waste, and abuse in federal health insurance programs including Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The new rule aims to bolster the ability of CMS to fight fraudulent or other inappropriate activity before it happens and before providers are paid.
Topic(s): Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare, Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Office of General Inspector (OIG), secretary of health and human services, Provider Enrollment, Chain, and Ownership System (PECOS)
On November 2, 2017, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule for 2018.The final rule addresses adjustments to the MPFS and other Medicare Part B payment policies, including changes in valuation for services and overall payment updates.
Topic(s): Coding, Reimbursement, vestibular evaluation, vestibular disorders, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS), Medicare, CPT - Current Procedural Terminology, Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE), American Medical Association (AMA), Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS), Quality Payment Program (QPP), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)