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Watch Your Mailbox! MIPS Participation Letters Coming Soon!

In early May, each practice enrolled in Medicare Part B  (identified by its Taxpayer Identification Number, or TIN) will receive from its Medicare Administrative Contractor a letter regarding the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) participation status of the TIN and each physician and non-physician practitioner who bills under that TIN (identified by National Provider Identifier, … Continue Reading

2016 Medicare Physician Value Modifier Results – More of the Same

What Happened in 2016? The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has now released the official results for the second year of the Medicare Physician Value Modifier Program (VM Program).  Groups of 10 or more eligible professionals (EPs) are subject to adjustments in their 2016 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule payments based on their 2014 … Continue Reading

Draft Day

  As I was getting my daily fix of ESPN this morning, something a bit different than the routine scores and highlights came across my TV. Two very talented men, both potentially bound for NFL stardom, were showcasing their talents for scouts, coaches, recruiters, and reporters – a panel of judges if you will. Although these … Continue Reading