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PQRS Program Update – Measure #235 Claims Error

Information from PQRS email: CMS has recently identified an error related to the submission of Measure #235, “Hypertension: Plan of Care,” for the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System.  “Hypertension: Plan of Care” is a claims/registry measure with G-codes that are inactive due to an error found on the HCPCS tape.  Consequently, this has resulted in claims containing the G-codes associated with the measure being rejected by the carrier/MACs or denied.   The codes G8675, G8676,…
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East Alabama Family Practitioner Collects $18,000 in Medicare EHR Incentive

Although not all incentive payments have been reported, those payments reported to MediSYS indicate our Alabama Providers have collected nearly 2 million dollars in incentive payments.  And that number continues to grow every day as physicians report receiving their checks. Providers from cities across the state of Alabama have received Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments.  Plus, many Medicare providers have collected significant ePrescribe incentive payments, PQRS incentives and more.  Specialties receiving incentive payments range…
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Central Alabama Ophthalmologists Collects $19,549 in Incentives!

Although not all incentive payments have been reported, those payments reported to MediSYS indicate our Alabama Providers have collected nearly 2 million dollars in incentive payments.  And that number continues to grow every day as physicians report receiving their checks. Providers from cities across the state of Alabama have received Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments.  Plus, many Medicare providers have collected significant ePrescribe incentive payments, PQRS incentives and more.  Specialties receiving incentive payments range…
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East Alabama OB/GYN Provider Collects $21,250 in Incentive!

Although not all incentive payments have been reported, those payments reported to MediSYS indicate our Alabama Providers have collected nearly 2 million dollars in incentive payments.  And that number continues to grow every day as physicians report receiving their checks. Providers from cities across the state of Alabama have received Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments.  Plus, many Medicare providers have collected significant ePrescribe incentive payments, PQRS incentives and more.  Specialties receiving incentive payments range…
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South Alabama Pediatric Practice Collects $64,500 in Incentives!

Although not all incentive payments have been reported, those payments reported to MediSYS indicate our Alabama Providers have collected nearly 2 million dollars in incentive payments.  And that number continues to grow every day as physicians report receiving their checks. Providers from cities across the state of Alabama have received Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments.  Plus, many Medicare providers have collected significant ePrescribe incentive payments, PQRS incentives and more.  Specialties receiving incentive payments range…
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West Alabama Internal Medicine Group Collects $83,000 in Incentives!

Although not all incentive payments have been reported, those payments reported to MediSYS indicate our Alabama Providers have collected nearly 2 million dollars in incentive payments.  And that number continues to grow every day as physicians report receiving their checks. Providers from cities across the state of Alabama have received Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments.  Plus, many Medicare providers have collected significant ePrescribe incentive payments, PQRS incentives and more.  Specialties receiving incentive payments range…
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HHS Announces it will Postpone the ICD-10 Complicance Date

The compliance date of October 1, 2013 was established in January 2009 as part of the final rule of adopting ICD-10. However, HHS will declare a new compliance date in the future. This is in part due to the Obama administration’s pledge to reduce regulatory burden on health care entities. “ICD-10 codes are important to many positive improvements in our health care system,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.  “We have heard from many in the…
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2012 MediSYS Lunch and Learn – Register Now!

Registration is now open!   Join MediSYS ‘On the Road’ for a few Lunch and Learns! We will be traveling over the state of Alabama and beyond to bring you up-to-the minute information on incentive programs: Electronic Health Records, ePrescribe, PQRS, Blue Cross Value-Based Payments Lunch and presentation from 11:30 am- 1:30 pm MediSYS EHR ‘Meaningful Use’ training from 2-4 pm (optional) A ‘Special Guest’ from Blue Cross will be on hand to discuss the Primary…
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Review Medicare Remits for ‘LE’ eRX Payment Adjustment

All Medicare providers are encouraged to review remittance advices for all services rendered in 2012 to ensure that they are not receiving a 1% eRX payment penalty in error. IMPORTANT Notice: Due to high volume of hardship exemption requests, it is not feasible for CMS to provide 2012 eRX Payment Adjustment (penalty) feedback reports. CMS is strongly encouraging all eligible providers to carefully review their 2012 remittance advice for all services rendered in 2012. If a…
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CMS has delayed forcing 5010 requirements (90-day Discretion Period)

CMS announced on Thursday November 17th that it will hold off until March 31, 2012, on enforcing its rule requiring the switch to using the ASC X12 Version 5010 standards for the electronic transmission of healthcare claims and other administrative communications. However, the Jan. 1, 2012 compliance deadline for Version 5010 will not be changed. CMS has stated its decision is “based on industry feedback revealing that, with only about 45 days remaining before the…
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Medicaid Planned System Outage

Alabama Medicaid will install updates to support 5010 and NCPDP D.O. transactions over the Veteran’s Day weekend as part of overall system upgrades. The system outage is expected: Friday, November 11, 2011 at 9:00 PM CST to Monday, November 14, 2011 at 6:00 AM CST During this time, there will be no claims available via batch, interactive, PES or web portal, and AVRS will be down. The Electronic Media Claims (EMC) Helpdesk telephone line will…
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