MSMA Objects to Anthem Denial Policy on Emergency Services
MSMA is denouncing a new cost-shifting scheme by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield to deny coverage for emergency services when it decides after the fact that the services were not for a true emergency.
In a conjoint letter to the Director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, MSMA, the Missouri College of Emergency Physicians, the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, and the Missouri Hospital Association called the new policy dangerous for patients and an unacceptable violation of state and federal patient protection laws....read more
Video shows how to avoid Medicare payment penalties
The Quality Payment Program (QPP) is the new physician payment system created by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Because the QPP is new this year, MSMA and the AMA want to make sure physicians know what they have to do in 2017 to participate and the QPP’s “pick your pace” options for reporting. This is especially important for those physicians who have not participated in past Medicare reporting and programs and may be less knowledgeable about the steps they can take to avoid being penalized under the QPP.....read more
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All covered entities, no matter how large or small, must post information in a conspicuous place notifying individuals that the entity/practice does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.