Sep 29, 2012

Novitas Posts E&M Score Sheets

E&M coding for Medicare exams can be quite confusing. But the Nov. 19 administrator transition from TrailBlazer Health Enterprises to Novitas Solutions is an opportunity to hit the ground running with new tools from your new Medicare Administrative Contractor – provided you familiarize yourself with them beforehand.

Find out how.

Sep 23, 2012

Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award Nominations Due Sept. 30

You have just about one week to nominate your practice for the 2012 Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award.

2012 Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award banner.

TMF Health Quality Institute has partnered with Texas Medical Association and Texas Osteopathic Medical Association to recognize physician practices statewide that are focused on providing exceptional preventive services and using health information technology in every day practice.

The Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award program is available to any practice in Texas with one or more Texas-licensed physicians providing care for Medicare fee-for-service patients.

The 2012 Texas Physician Practice Quality Improvement Award criteria consist of four major components:

  • Adoption of health information technology
  • Regular use of population care management methods
  • Participation in data reporting quality initiatives
  • Top performance on nationally recognized clinical outcomes measures

Nominate your practice today.

Sep 17, 2012

Medicare E&M Audits Coming

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) gave Region C recovery auditor contractor (RAC) Connolly, Inc. the green light to begin auditing Medicare coding for CPT 99215 (evaluation and management [E&M]of an established patient) in physician offices in Texas and several other states.

Read more for the details we have so far on the audits and all the resources TMA offers to keep you out of coding hot water.