Physician Practice

Physician Practice Headlines

  • Survey: MIPS is top regulatory concern of physicians

    Challenges related to Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) top the list of concerns for regulatory-related burdens to physician practices in 2017 and beyond, according to a new survey released in August by the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA).

  • Clarification of the Billing of Immunosuppressive Drugs

    On September 1, CMS published MLN Matters 10235 to supplement CMS Medicare Claims Processing Transmittal 3856, which updates the manual to remove a double negative statement in order to provide clear instruction on the billing of immunosuppressive drugs. The transmittal was also published September 1.

    Effective date: October 2, 2017

    Implementation dates:  October 2, 2017

  • Revision to Publication 100-06, Chapter 3, Medicare Overpayment Manual, Section 200, Limitation on Recoupment

    On September 1, CMS published MLN Matters 9815 to supplement CMS Medicare Financial Management Transmittal 292, a transmittal which updates the Medicare Overpayment Manual, section 200-200.2.1, Limitation on Recoupment, which was published the same day.

    Effective date: April 2, 2018

    Implementation dates: April 2, 2018

  • 5 Vital Business Signs for Medical Groups

    Practice leaders explain how key metrics help groups meet their missions.

  • Q&A: You've got questions! We've got answers!

    Q. Can facilities require a patient to take a photo for the patient’s medical record? Can a photo of a patient be stored in the EMR? If so, would the photo be considered PHI? Are there any restrictions on how the photo could be used?

  • Physicians need to tread carefully into mergers

    Selling a practice or merging with another practice can be a good strategic move for a physician, but such mvoes can be fraught with unforeseen problems that include loss of autonomy and adapting to a new corporate culture.