The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) called for immediate intervention to address concerns with the Routine Cataract Removal with Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implantation episode-based cost measure in a Sept. 26 letter (PDF) to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Upon conducting research with its members, the AAO has uncovered discrepancies in the patient-level data files that arise when performing second eye cataract surgery within 31 to 90 days after the initial surgery. These errors pose a potential threat to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) score, potentially leading to a negative payment adjustment in 2024.
While the use of Electronic Health Records (EHR) in the healthcare industry has skyrocketed over the last decade, there are some who still prefer to continue using purely paper based records in their practices. Most of these holdouts tend to view EHRs negatively, as unreliable, too expensive, or too complicated, and so have chosen to stick with outdated technology, and by doing so, risk stranding themselves on “paper islands.” This article has been updated since its original publish date of March 23, 2015.
Many factors influence a practice's ability to get paid on time. For example, fewer patients are paying their responsibility or even choosing not to have elective treatments. Other uncontrollable influences abound, including inflation, workforce instability, and higher deductibles.
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