In my last blog
, I described the history of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) EHR Incentive Program and Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Here, we'll explore what the new mandate will mean in terms of requirements and options for participation.
As you may know, October 1 is the anniversary of the ICD-10 switch over, and thus, ends the ramp up or 'grace' period. The relaxed approach payers have taken throughout the delicate switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10 also coincides with the finalization of MIPS1
, which will come later this fall. With these initiatives looming, the question everyone is asking is simple: 'Is my organization ready to embrace these changes?
The American College of Radiology (ACR) concluded its 2016 annual convention last week in Washington, DC. For better or for worse, this year’s event left many attendees with more questions than answers, including: