Billing and coding, while not exciting, help you get paid for the important work you do and keep your organization in compliance with regulations.
How to Code for Monkeypox Testing and Vaccination – The AMA has released new CPT codes
A nice summary article of the 2021 E/M coding changes and a 2021 checklist for employed physicians:
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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) is a law that changes how the federal government pays physicians. Passage of the law repealed the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) and set up the two-track Quality Payment Program (QPP) that emphasizes value-based payment models.
MIPS and AAPMs are collectively referred to as the Quality Payment Program (QPP). Physicians will choose between two Medicare payment tracks: the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) track or the Advanced Alternative Payment Model (AAPM) track.
Physicians should understand the basics of this new law as salary/compensation packages can be tied to performance under MACRA.