The Open Payments (aka Physician Payments Sunshine Act) 2013 reporting period (8/1/13 – 12/31/13) has begun. Manufacturers and group purchasing organizations are required to report payments and “transfers of value” to physicians of more than $10. The 2013 data will be reviewable by physicians after March 31 and released publicly in September. Information on the website will include name, address, date, amount, form, and nature of the payment/transfer of value. Visit CMS Regulations and Guidance.
Missouri Insurance Marketplace Enrollment is Oct 1-Dec 15(8/2013)
CMS has begun consumer outreach to help publicize the October 1 through December 15 open enrollment period through the Missouri Health Insurance Marketplace.
No Further Delay: ICD-10 Timeline & Checklist(8/2013)
The implementation of ICD-10 is scheduled for October 1, 2014.
To help prepare, CMS released checklists and timelines for small, medium, and large provider practices. These tools provide a high-level understanding of what the ICD-10 transition requires and how your preparations might compare with recommended time frames.
Based on an increase of 3.65 % from 2011 to 2012, the new maximum fees for copying will be $22.82 plus $0.53 per page for the cost of labor and supplies for copies provided in paper form and $21.36 for additional costs if records are maintained off-site.
Based on an increase of 3.65% from 2011 to 2012, the new maximum fees for copying will be $5.34 plus $0.53 per page, or $26.71 total, whichever is less, for copies provided in digital format. For more information, go to: http://health.mo.gov/atoz/fees.php