• Medicare MIPS Payment Issue

    It has been discovered that there is an error in the implementation of the 2019 MIPS payment adjustments (based upon 2017 participation). Currently, Novitas is incorrectly applying payment adjustments (both positive and negative) to payments on Medicare Part B drugs and other non-physician services, which are meant to be excluded from MIPS. Novitas is going to issue notices of recoupment for claims that were overpaid and adjust any underpaid claims.

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    EHR Usability & Safety Campaign

    MedStar Health National Centers for Human Factors in Healthcare teamed up with the American Medical Association to launch a campaign aimed at asking Congress to address safety-related usability challenges. Please read and sign the form letter to Congress and encourage your colleagues to do the same.

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    Physicians not to blame for TxEVER Issues

    The DSHS website lists some problems that may be encountered with instructions on how to address them. The agency is also holding conference calls and webinars. The Texas Medical Board confirmed that it will not take action against physicians who experience technical issues with TxEVER. 

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    2018 Hospital Survey Results are in

    The 2018 HCMS Physicians’ Hospital Survey results are now available to view. The results are meant to generate dialogue between physicians and hospital administration and improve the overall quality of care across all Houston Hospitals. The collected information will also identify best practices and opportunities for improvement at Houston area hospitals. .   

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