Resources for Physicians

Hospital Value-Based Purchasing Program Resources

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CMS posts information about how well America’s hospitals are doing on a number of measures and dimensions on two websites: the Hospital Compare website and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey website.

For more information, visit Hospital Value Based Purchasing on the CMS website.

To review the law and regulations, go to Social Security Act Section 1886(o) and to the Final Rule (76 Federal Register [FR] 26490).


Immunization Hotline

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Immunizations

Call the CDC National Immunization Hotline (NIH) at 1-800-232-4636.

Whether you are a doctor, patient or health care professional interested in vaccine information, you can find the answers you need by calling the CDC National Immunization Hotline (NIH) at 1-800-232-4636.

NIH is the place for the most up-to-date immunization information including vaccine schedules, side effects, contraindications, recommendations, and more. Live, trained specialists provide individualized attention. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. EST.


Understanding Care Plan Oversight Reimbursement

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Care Plan Oversight

CPO reimbursement covers a physician’s involvement in: (1) Initial certification (2) Any recertifications, and (3) Care plan supervision.

You oversee the care plan of countless home health patients and those numbers are rapidly growing. Shouldn’t you get paid for the services you already provide? It’s not as complicated or time-consuming as you may think. These quick and easy tips will ensure an increase in your revenue.

Care Plan Oversight (CPO) is a way for Medicare to reimburse physicians for their role in managing the care of the home health patient. CPO reimbursement covers a physician’s involvement in: (1) Initial certification (2) Any recertifications, and (3) Care plan supervision.

Many physicians are missing out on extra revenue for their practice because they aren’t tracking and billing for CPO reimbursement. Read more