Practical Solutions For The GI Practice
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CMS Quality Programs
Quality health care is a high priority for CMS, and several programs have been developed to measure and reward good practice. In response to the Affordable Care Act, physicians are now required to report on various quality measures in order to receive full reimbursement from Medicare Part B.
ASGE Quality Programs
ASGE works to assist endoscopy units in complying with government reporting requirements and improving quality care. The programs allow units to be prepared, empowered, and recognized for high standards of quality.
ASGE works closely with their sister societies to ensure that adequate methods are in place for gastroenterology practices to report and obtain fair and reasonable reimbursement for procedures, tests and visits. ASGE has developed coding resources to assist practices in understanding and implementing the revised and new codes, especially with the introduction of ICD-10 in October of 2015.
The Medicare physician payment schedule determines the reimbursement rates for all Medicare Part B services. Every summer, CMS releases a proposed rule regarding the upcoming year's physician payment schedule. In this major proposed rule, CMS proposes relative value units (RVUs) for the upcoming year, updates to geographic practice cost indexes, and changes to other Medicare Part B payment policies. The proposed rule also details changes and updates to the CMS Quality Programs. The physician payment schedule final rule is published in the fall.
Practice Management Products
ASGE Partnership Discounts
ASGE offers several affinity products that can help guide your practice to the next level. These companies specialize in website development, electronic payments, billing solutions, and more. Please take advantage of their unique partnership with ASGE.
ASGE Endoscopy Marketplace
ASGE provides a valuable marketplace to find service contacts for all of your practice management needs.
ASGE Online Learning Center: Practice Management