The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will be hosting a Virtual Office Hours session regarding 2016 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Participation Overview onTuesday, April 12, 2016, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET).
In late 2015, the Academy received reports from audiologists reporting denials for pertinent and appropriate ICD-10 codes that supported medical necessity for the audiology procedure codes being billed. Upon further research, the Academy discovered that the
The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) penalty letters for 2014 (affecting 2016 Medicare reimbursement) have been sent out. If you have not received your letter, please go to QualityNet web site to view your performance/feedback report.
In order to avoid the 2% reduction in traditional Medicare reimbursement in 2016, audiologists would have needed to report the following on at least 50% of eligible beneficiaries in 2014:
Update on Academy Initiatives: Interview with President Erin L. Miller, AuD
Douglas L. Beck, AuD, speaks with Dr. Miller about hiring the new executive director, Tanya Tolpegin, reimbursement structures, itemization, bundling, unbundling, outcomes, legislative efforts, ADA, direct access, and more.
Douglas L. DLB (DLB): Hi, Erin. It’s a pleasure to speak with you! Now that we’re about in the middle of your tenure as president of the American Academy of Audiology, I’d like to get an update and see how things are going.