The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) released the Quality Payment Program (QPP) hardship exception application for the 2017 transition year for eligible clinicians (ECs). This exception may qualify an EC for reweighting their Advancing Care Information (ACI) category to 0% and reallocating the 25% to the Quality category.
Eligible professionals (EPs) who have never attested to the EHR Incentive Program, but intend to demonstrate meaningful use (prior to 10/1/17) and MIPS in program year 2017, may be eligible for a one-time significant hardship exception per the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS).
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) will be making minor ICD-10-CM code changes to 90 eye-specific codes that become effective October 1, 2017. There are 57 new codes, 25 revised codes and 8 deleted codes for patient encounters occurring from October 1, 2017 forward.
In the past few months, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have been increasing the number of meaningful use audits for providers who received EHR incentives, to ensure providers met requirements. CMS will conduct two types of meaningful use audits: post-payment and pre-payment.
Researching unpaid or denied eye care claims is a time-consuming and frustrating process for optometry and ophthalmology practices. On average, more than 25% of lost practice revenue comes from poor medical billing and revenue cycle management practices. According to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), the average cost of reworking a claim is $25.
Keeping your patients engaged in their healthcare and using a patient portal is a critical part of running a successful optometry and ophthalmology practice. If you want to remain competitive and keep up with the younger generation, it’s important to offer easier ways to interact with your patients 24/7.
MaximEyes EHR ranked #2 nationwide among ophthalmology EHRs in the 2017 Black Book independent, unbiased healthcare research survey, and #1 nationwide in the "Functional Subset Honors" category for "Results Review/Management and Decision Support" for government incentive programs.
Eye care professionals understand the importance of tracking the performance of their business—unfortunately, many find it challenging to get it done due to time restraints and the complexities of creating reports. The good news is that MaximEyes practice management software now integrates with GPN’s EDGEPro data and metrics performance management software.
MaximEyes EHR is MACRA and MIPS ready with embedded MIPS calculators, measure indicators and automated reporting within MaximEyes EHR helps optometrists and ophthalmologists comply with MACRA reporting requirements.
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