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Exemption Application Open for Quality Payment Program – Avoids 9% Penalty

August 2023  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

For providers who are required to participate in the federal government's Quality Payment Program, the exemption application is open for the 2023 reporting year. The government is allowing COVID-19 to be the basis for the exemption. Why bother? If you are required to participate in the program based on y...

Medicare Proposal for 2023 Reimbursement Released

August 2022  |  Elizabeth Woodcock, MBA, FACMPE, CPC

On July 7, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the annual proposal for Medicare reimbursement for the coming year. In the absence of Congressional intervention, the payment rate for physicians will decline by 4.4% in 2023 based on the proposed conversion factor of $33.08, a decrease of $...

TN-PSQ: Two Years and 400+ Screenings Thus Far

June 2022  |  Michael Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM

Two years of activity on the Tennessee Professional Screening Questionnaire (TN-PSQ) have shown the online mental health screening tool is helping to address the “parallel pandemic” affecting Tennessee health professionals in the era of COVID. This is according to TMF Health Quality Institute lea...

Pain Management Compliance in Tennessee

February 2017  |  Justin Joy, JD, CIPP

Physicians and advanced practice providers managing chronic pain should be aware of the changes to the Tennessee Chronic Pain Guidelines which are posted on the licensing board websites. For ease of identifying the changes, a copy of the guidelines is available on SVMIC’s website ( Notabl...

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