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
The Value of a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program for Physicians
In the absence of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP), St. Louis County has launched its own program, and a growing number of other counties and municipalities have joined that effort as subscribers. Missouri is the only state without a PDMP, and the new local effort allows physicians and other prescribers to consult a database to examine a patient’s use of prescribed controlled substances. Watch MSMA member Dr. Sam Page discuss the St. Louis County PDMP, how to sign up, and why it is an important tool for physicians to use. Click on this link, or click on the video below.
Physician Mentors Needed for New Student Support Program
Federal Court Blocks Anthem-Cigna and Aetna-Humana Merger!
On April 28, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a federal court ruling that blocked the proposed merger of the two health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna.
On February 8, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a ruling that blocked the proposed merger of the two health insurance giants Anthem and Cigna....read more.
The Science of Near-Death Experiences - Now In Hardcover
Missouri Doctor Installed as AMA President