Newsletters

Practice Solutions

Updates and news about QPP and revenue cycle for physician practices


15
Jul

QPP 2018 Final Scores are Available! If you submitted 2018 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) data, you can now view your performance feed...

Read More
05
Jul

On June 28, 2019, CMS made available Comparative Billing Reports (CBRs) to dermatologists enrolled in the Medicare program. CMS has scheduled a free w...

Read More
26
Jun

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has contracted with Guidehouse to conduct data validation and audits of a select number of Merit-ba...

Read More
03
May

The Louisiana Board of Pharmacy announced a third party platform that allows integration between the Louisiana Prescription Monitoring Program (LA PMP...

Read More
22
Apr

A new state law called Billing by Contracted Healthcare Providers went into effect August 1, 2018.

Read More
01
Apr

How to calculate your Quality score in 2019 This is not a mistake! The 2019 MIPS Composite Score is the sum of four different performance categorie...

Read More
26
Feb

The third year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) has started. The inclusion of opioid-related measures and activities, as well as the addition of p...

Read More
15
Feb

The payment adjustments from the 2017 Performance Year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) are being applied to the 2019 dates of service and are sho...

Read More
06
Feb

In addition to a very small increase in the conversion factor to $36.04 (from $35.99), the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule included some ne...

Read More
01
Feb

You may still be able to avoid a five percent penalty! Here are a few important key items to consider about QPP before you get too far into 2019. A...

Read More
09
Jan

The MACRA legislation passed in 2015 created the Quality Payment Program (QPP). There are two pathways in the QPP: MIPS (Merit Based Incentive Payment...

Read More
03
Jan

Eligible clinicians and groups can now submit and attest to 2018 MIPS measures and activities. The portal will close April 2, 2019. Eligible clini...

Read More
19
Dec

Small Practices Don't Need an EHR to Avoid A Penalty! Eligible clinicians and groups have until December 31, 2018, to submit a Promoting Intero...

Read More
17
Dec

If you are a MIPS eligible clinician, you can complete one of two CDC courses online to earn the 15 points you need to avoid a Medicare penalty. The I...

Read More
14
Nov

If you are a MIPS eligible clinician or group AND you did not submit data in 2017, don't plan to submit data in 2018 or 2019 AND generate at least $20...

Read More
02
Nov

You can still avoid a QPP Penalty without an EHR! Do you see the N700 remark code on your Medicare EOBs? If your EOBs from Medicare include this remar...

Read More
29
Oct

All you need is 15 points to avoid a 5% Medicare penalty!

Read More
19
Oct

LAMMICO Practice Solutions can help our insureds develop a plan for QPP reporting and avoid a 5% penalty!

Read More
20
Sep

Eligible clinicians and groups are strongly encouraged to check and/or re-check their 2017 MIPS Performance scores for accuracy and updates.

Read More
13
Aug

One of the most talked about recommendations of the 2019 QPP Proposed Rule is the proposed changes to the current Evaluation and Management (E&M) code...

Read More
08
Aug

Eligible clinicians can submit an Exception Application for the 25 points from the Promoting Interoperability category to be re-allocated to the Quali...

Read More
19
Jul

Providers are encouraged to submit their comments and suggestions on the QPP Year 3 Proposed Final Rule before September 10, 2018.

Read More
22
Jun

Log in as a Member at LAMMICO.com to access Practice Solutions’ newest resources on HIPAA.

Read More
20
Jun

Regardless of where you are in the MIPS reporting process, we’ve highlighted a few key items to be aware of as you look to the second half of 2018.

Read More
30
Apr

Providers must check the federal and state exclusion databases for all employees, owners, managers and providers in their practices to avoid monetary...

Read More
09
Apr

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights is offering FREE live HIPAA training focused on the needs of small-practice h...

Read More
28
Mar

We summarize the regulations and requirements for QPP in 2018 so you can avoid a 5% Medicare penalty in 2020.

Read More
16
Mar

We summarize the regulations and requirements for QPP in 2018 so you can avoid a 5% Medicare penalty in 2020.

Read More
01
Mar

Give your opinion to CMS and get full Improvement Activity credit for 2018!

Read More
14
Feb

If you're an eligible clinician who submitted 2017 Quality performance data for MIPS via claims, you'll now be able to view your performance scores th...

Read More
14
Feb

We summarize the regulations and requirements for QPP in 2018 so you can avoid a 5% Medicare penalty in 2020.

Read More
01
Feb

LAMMICO is hosting a series of educational half-day seminars for medical office staff titled “Current Trends in the Physician Practice,” beginning on...

Read More
19
Jan

We will summarize the regulations and requirements for QPP in 2018 so that you can AVOID a 5% Medicare penalty in 2020.

Read More
12
Jan

We offer insights on 2017 QPP exemption and attestation.

Read More
20
Dec

Providers in some Louisiana parishes are exempt from 2017 MIPS reporting due to Tropical Storm Harvey.

Read More
18
Dec

Here are a few things for your medical practice to keep in mind as 2017 winds down.

Read More
11
Dec

Eligible clinicians who have a significant EHR-related hardship, or lack an EHR system entirely, can apply for an exemption for the 2017 QPP transitio...

Read More
04
Dec

CMS considers the 2018 performance year to be another transition year allowing providers additional time to get ready for full QPP implementation in 2...

Read More
27
Nov

We've created a downloadable reference sheet of key indicators that can help you identify opportunities for improvements that may lead to a more consi...

Read More
13
Nov

Registering for and monitoring the Louisiana Prescription Drug Monitoring Program can help both Quality Payment Program performance (avoiding a Medica...

Read More
23
Oct

You do not have to accept virtual credit cards as payment in your practice!

Read More
02
Oct

Report 1 measure, on 1 patient, 1 time and you can AVOID THE 4% CMS PENALTY!

Read More
18
Sep

Providers only need to report on ONE performance category to avoid a CMS penalty this year!

Read More
07
Sep

There is still time for MIPS Eligible Clinicians to avoid a CMS penalty in 2019.

Read More

Newsletters:

Annual Reports:

Receive Regular Updates: