Kyle C. Harner, MD, declares 2015 to be the year of the prior authorization and reflects on the influx paperwork.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) took the first step toward the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on July 8 with the release of a proposed rule on payment policies and rates, as well as quality provisions, under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).
A paper by Hernandez and colleagues recently published in the Journal of Arthroplasty blames the Medicare 3-day rule for lengthier hospital stays among some patients with total knee arthroplasty (TKA) compared with others.
Stakeholders in the healthcare system are making an effort to ensure that people are not squeezed out of the practice of medicine by insufficient time and support to comply with ICD-10.

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