Medical Practice Management Section
The Medical Practice Management Section of the Medical Society of New Jersey has been formed as a means for the practice managers within the state to have a voice and resource center for the assimilation and dissemination of information vital to the continued growth of medical practices. It offers opportunity for networking, the sharing of ideas and a platform for the voice of the medical practices throughout the state of New Jersey.
To be eligible for membership, practice managers must have a sponsoring physician, who is an active member of MSNJ.
To learn more about the Medical Practice Managers Section, contact the MSNJ Member Resource Center at 609-896-1766, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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May 1 Deadline - Ordering & Referring Enrollment
Effective May 1, 2013, physicians will be required to be enrolled in Medicare if they order/refer services for Medicare patients. MSNJ worked with AMA to secure delays of the compliance date to allow a sufficient period of time for physician outreach and education. Billing physicians will not be paid for services if the ordering/referring physician is not enrolled or if ordering/referring information is complete. Physicians must list on a claim the name and NPI of the ordering/referring physician or provider.
Physicians who need to enroll should do so through Medicare's online PECOS website. The Texas Medical Association created a very helpful National PECOS Lookup Tool. Use this free tool to verify your Medicare ordering/referring enrollment status. Those who have opted out of Medicare do not need to enroll. View the MLN Matters article SE1305 for details.
UHC Introduces New Physician Advocates
Physicians, who participate with United Healthcare (UHC), should look for correspondence from UHC regarding the assignment of new Physician Advocates. The UHC Physician Advocate will act as the practice's point person at UHC for: upcoming programs; process changes; and payment issues. View the list of UHC Physician Advocates to identify the representative for your practice.
CMS Announces ICD-10 Official Date
On Friday, August 24, CMS announced the final rule on ICD-10. The final rule states that there will be a one year delay in the compliance date from October 1, 2013 to October 1, 2014 for the use of the ICD-10 diagnosis and procedure codes. This change allows providers and payers additional time to implement the new code set as it is more complex and costly. View the fact sheet.
EHR Incentive Program: Stage 2 Final Rule
On August 23, CMS published the final rule for Stage 2 of the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs. The rule provides new criteria that eligible professionals, eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals must meet in order to successfully participate in the EHR Incentive Programs. View CMS’ new section on their website for resources on Stage 2. Listen to a CMS webinar on “How to Play by the (Final) Rules: An Overview of Meaningful Use Stage 2 & the Standards and Certification Criteria Final Rules” View AMA’s table and summary on the Stage 2 Final Rule. Read more