AAOS Now, April 2017
How Might Bundled Payments Change under the New Administration?
Thomas C. Barber, MD, and Douglas W. Lundy, MD, MBA, answered questions from reporters at the AAOS Annual Meeting related to the future of bundled payments. Dr. Barber and Dr. Lundy are the outgoing and incoming chairs, respectively, of the AAOS Council on Advocacy and are experts on the changes to orthopaedics that are coming out of Washington, D.C. Specifically, Drs.
Frequently Asked Coding Questions
Increasingly, pain management specialists—physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists or anesthesiologists—are joining orthopaedic groups that have adopted a more global approach to musculoskeletal system care. However, this presents challenges for the billing time, particularly with respect to coding procedures and transfers of care from the orthopaedists to their pain colleagues. The coding team at KarenZupko & Associates shared the following frequently asked questions.
ACI and HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Measure Requirement
The base score for ACI equals 50 percent of the overall ACI score and is a mandatory component in order to receive any points within the ACI performance category. Therefore, a MIPS-eligible clinician must report all six base score measures to earn the full base score, and then he or she can earn additional points through the performance score. However, in 2017, the requirements have been reduced during the transition period.
Watch Annual Meeting Symposia on Demand
From anywhere in the world—and at any time—you can benefit from the outstanding educational presentations given at the AAOS 2017 Annual Meeting. These symposia bring you today's hottest topics, presented by surgeons who are shaping the future of the orthopaedic specialty. A listing of the symposia that are available as webcasts follows. They are available for free, on demand streaming through April 30 at www.aaos.