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Annual Wellness Visits

By Carrie Gulledge RHIA, Director of Electronic Health Records and Jennifer Woodward, Director of Operations with MediSYS   As today’s healthcare drive pushes practices even further down the path of pay for performance versus the older models of pay for volume, administrators and executives throughout healthcare are researching and implementing ideas to provide an overall better experience for patients. Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visits have become one way CMS has encouraged better patient care and follow-up….
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Palmetto GBA Incorrect Claim Rejections- Group NPI and Rendering Provider NPI Do Not Match

Issue Identified 3/19/2018 Palmetto GBA is aware that certain Jurisdiction J Part B claims rejected incorrectly when the billing (group NPI) and rendering provider (individual NPI) combination were submitted correctly. Affected claims incorrectly rejected with: Claim Adjustment Reason Code CO-16 (Claim/service lacks information or has submission/billing error(s) and Remittance Advice Remark Code N290 (Missing/incomplete/invalid rendering provider primary identifier) While Palmetto GBA continues to research the issue, a temporary workaround has been implemented to prevent claims…
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Mid-Week MACRA Minute – Advancing Care Information Tips n Tricks

Helping you put the MIPS pieces together each week! Advancing Care Information: Tips ‘n’ Tricks We created a list of a few tips on the Advancing Care Information (formerly Meaningful Use) performance category for 2017. Remember, the Advancing Care Information (ACI) category counts for 25% of your 2017 MIPS Performance score. Tips ‘n’ Tricks: Make sure you choose the right ACI measure set to report on. This will depend on which version your EHR software is certified; 2014 or…
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New Attestation Resources for the 2016 Medicare EHR Incentive Program

The Medicare EHR Incentive Programs attestation system will be open from January 3 – February 28, 2017. Providers must attest no later than February 28th, 2017 for the 2016 program year to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment. For 2016 Medicare Meaningful Use attestation the reporting period for all participants, returning and new, is any 90-day period in 2016. NEW Attestation Resources: CMS Attestation Worksheets – Providers can log their MU measures for each objective in…
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First-time Medicare Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline is October 1

Attestation Deadlines for 2016 MEDICARE Meaningful Use Are you a NEW, first-year meaningful use provider for 2016? Do you want to AVOID the payment adjustments for BOTH 2017 AND 2018? If both answers are YES, then you must successfully attest for 2016 meaningful use by October 1st, 2016. The EHR reporting period for 2016 first-time participants is any continuous 90-day period. What happens if I miss the October 1 deadline? You MUST successfully attest for 2016 meaningful use by…
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90-Day Meaningful Use reporting period in 2016 proposed by CMS

CMS proposes 90-Day Meaningful Use reporting period in 2016  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed having a shorter Meaningful Use reporting period for all eligible professionals for the 2016 reporting year. This shorter reporting period would be any continuous 90-day period between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. CMS included this provision in the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) and Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) Payment System proposed rule.  The OPPS…
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MediSYS is a PQRS/CQM Data Submission Vendor (DSV): FREE service offered to MediSYS EHR clients!

MediSYS is a PQRS/CQM Data Submission Vendor (DSV): FREE service offered to MediSYS EHR clients! As a Data Submission Vendor (DSV), MediSYS will gather clinical quality data from our 2014 Certified MediSYS EHR and submit this information on the provider’s behalf to CMS for the program year specified. While others vendors are charging extra fees for this service, MediSYS offers this service FREE to all MediSYS EHR clients participating in PQRS and also submitting CQMs…
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Reminder about Upcoming Industry Deadlines

Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption – Deadline is July 1 Medicare eligible professionals who did not successfully meet Meaningful Use in 2014 have until July 1st, 2015 to file a 2016 hardship exemption to avoid the 2016 payment adjustment. The 2016 hardship exemption application and instructions can be found here: http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Legislation/EHRIncentivePrograms/paymentadj_hardship.html In order to file a hardship exemption, eligible professionals must show proof of a circumstance beyond their control and clearly outline how those circumstances greatly impaired their ability to…
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Extended Meaningful Use Stage 2 and Stage 3 Timeline

On December 6th, 2013, CMS proposed a new meaningful use timeline for the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. Under this new timeline, Stage 2 MU will be extended through 2016 with Stage 3 beginning in 2017. Providers are still required to complete at least 2 years in Stage 2 before advancing to Stage 3. “The goal of this change is two-fold:” according to CMS, “first, to allow CMS and ONC to focus efforts on…
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