Value–Based Payment Modifier
Neurologists in group practices of 100 or more eligible professionals who submit claims to Medicare under a single tax identification number will be subject to the value modifier in 2015, based on their performance in calendar year 2013. Click here to learn about the Value–Based Payment Modifier.
Medicare Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program
Neurologists who report successfully for the 2012 Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program can be eligible for a 1.0% bonus payment. Neurologists must also be aware of the current and upcoming penalties for not participating in the eRx Incentive Program. Click here to learn about the Medicare eRx Incentive program.
Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)
Neurologists who report successfully in the 2012 PQRS Incentive Program are eligible to receive a 0.5 percent bonus payment on their total estimated Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule allowed charges for covered professional services. Click here for details on the PQRS Incentive Program.
Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program/Meaningful Use
Eligible neurologists can now begin the required registration and reporting for the 2012 Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Program. Through successful reporting over a five-year period, if started by October 3, 2012, neurologists are eligible for up to $44,000 through the Medicare incentive program, and up to $63,750 over a six-year period through the Medicaid incentive program. Click here for details on the EHR Incentive Program.
CMS Programs Financial Impact Calculator:
Estimate the financial impact of your practice for participation or non-participation in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) programs. This tool identifies cumulative effects over five years. This tool does not calculate incentives or penalties accrued prior to the 2013 calendar year. For a full list of reporting deadlines and details, visit the appropriate AAN webpage.
Note: There is a 90-day reporting option in 2014 available for those who are not successful in the 2013 Medicare EHR Incentive Program. This will determine the 2015 payment adjustment. This 90-day 2014 reporting option is not reflected in the Impact Calculator. For more information, visit http://www.aan.com/go/practice/pay/ehr.