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    Medical Billing News: CMS Releases 2013 Incentive Payments

    Posted by ClaimCare Resources on Thu, Oct 16, 2014 @ 06:22 PM

    Medical ReimbursementsCMS announced on October 1st that the 2013 PQRS (Physician Quality Reporting System) and eRx (e-prescribing) incentive payments are now available for eligible professionals and group practices that successfully submitted data for these respective Medicare Part B programs.  The payments will be paid based on services rendered and reported between Jan. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013. 

    The incentive payments will be issued by MAC’s (Medicare Administrative Contractors) with remittance advices and identified as separate payments under these programs. MACs will use the indicator of LE ("Levy") to indicate federally mandated payments.

    LE will appear in the PLB-03-1 segment of the 835 electronic remittance advice. In an effort to further clarify the type of incentive payment issued, LE will appear on the remittance, along with a 4-digit code to indicate the type of incentive and reporting year.

    As medical billing reimbursement shrinks across the industry it is critical for practices to take advantage of the opportunity to participate in any of the CMS incentive programs.  It does take a great deal of effort, but the reward can be a great healing injection to your cash flow!

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