The 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule includes updates to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) which impact 2019 provider eligibility and MIPS category weights.
This month's HIPAA Q&A answers readers' questions about doctor's notes for employers, checking a neighbor's medical records, retaining records of out-of-state patients, and training temporary nursing staff.
Case management is a tactical and strategic profession governed by ever-changing regulations. Staying current with regulations is not something a case management leader can do casually or occasionally. The process requires thoughtfulness, broad thinking, and the ability to educate staff and to implement and audit process changes as they relate to new regulations.
This week’s Medicare updates include the release of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule, a fact sheet regarding proposals for the Quality Payment Program in 2019, the End-Stage Renal Disease and Durable Medical Equipment proposed rule, and more!
CMS recently released new documentation guidance on medical review of E/M services performed by medical students. A medical student may document E/M services if the physician performs or re-performs the exam and then verifies the student’s documentation.