CMS Extends Deadline for MIPS 2023 Data Submission

CMS has extended the data submission period for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) eligible clinicians who participated in the 2023 performance year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Data can now be submitted and updated until 8 p.m. ET on April 15, 2024. CMS noted that the attack on our nation’s healthcare infrastructure coincides with…

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Congress Passed bill for MPFS

The recent passing of a partial government funding bill by Congress on March 8 is important to Medicare beneficiaries. This bill includes policies aimed at addressing the cuts to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) that were implemented on Jan. 1, 2024.  The legislation softens the decrease from -3.37% to -1.69% and would take effect on March 9 and run…

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Change to Processing for Telehealth Services Billed with POS 10

In calendar year (CY) 2024, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a change to processing for telehealth services billed with POS 10. As of 1/1/2024, these claims are to be paid at the nonfacility physician fee schedule (PFS) rate. A system processing issue resulted in incorrect payments at the facility rate, which…

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