Per multiple requests from our users and colleagues, we are pleased to invite you to an encore session of our Medicare Chronic Care Management (CCM) webinar.
This is a repeat of the November 18, 2015 working session, and details are below.
Webinar: Chronic Care Management - Let's just do it...
Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 5pm EDT
The new Medicare chronic care management (CCM) service - CPT 99490 - has been portrayed as a difficult and complex task, perhaps too difficult and complex to bother...
We beg to differ...
Join us for a working session where we build a step-by-step, detailed plan for you to bill for services you already provide for free....
This webinar is suitable for all practices, but is especially important for:
- Small primary care practices
- Rural Health Clinics (RHC)*
- Community health centers (FQHC)*
* RHC and FQHC can bill for Medicare CCM starting January 1st 2016
The webinar is FREE and open to the public. Register today, and feel free to forward to colleagues who may benefit.
Thank you, and we hope you can join us for an informal session chockfull of useful advice and information for your practice.
Immunizations 411 Webinar - Recommended Vaccinations for the High Risk Adult Patient
Thursday, February 18, 2016 12:00 pm CST
This presentation will focus on vaccinations that are recommended for adults who have medical conditions such as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, immunosuppressive disorders, and cancer as well as other medical conditions that make adults more susceptible to vaccine-preventable diseases and which vaccines are indicated with the population.
Presenter: David Kim, M.D., Deputy Associate Director for Adult Immunizations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
To join: https://mohealth.webex.com/mw3000/mywebex/default.do?siteurl=mohealth
As we mentioned in a speech last week, the Administration is working on an important transition for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program. We have been working side by side with physician organizations and have listened to the needs and concerns of many about how... (more)
CMS to End Meaningful Use in 2016
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced this week that it will be ending the "meaningful use" EHR Incentive Program in 2016.
The announcement-delivered by CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt in a speech at a J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday-follows months of requests from physician and other health stakeholder groups to slow the program down and loosen its requirements.
CMS had announced stage 3 meaningful use guidelines in October which followed a series of proposed changes to the program, including payment adjustments and the creation of hardship exemptions.
In remarks at the J.P. Morgan conference and on Twitter, Slavitt said further specifics on exactly what will replace meaningful use will be forthcoming, though it will be tied to the implementation of Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and include streamlining various quality reporting programs.
What remains to be seen, however, is whether CMS will still penalize eligible providers for not meeting stage 1 meaningful use requirements, or whether eligible providers should even bother continuing to track their progress on the meaningful use measures for reporting this year. Albright declined to respond to those questions at press time.
CMS seeks public comment on HIT and EHR products
Hardship Exemption from 2015 Meaningful Use Penalties
CMS Releases Final Meaningful Use Program Rules