In order to have Medicare Part D continue to cover your Medicare patients’ medications, you will need to be either enrolled in Medicare or opted out of Medicare before June 1, 2016. The sooner you take care of this, the less likely there will be problems this summer.

To enroll online, you can access CMS’s enrollment resources for PECOS:

For more information, you can visit CMS’s Part D Prescriber Enrollment website or contact your local Medicare Administrative Contractor. If you need more information, call the APA Practice Management HelpLine at (800) 343-4671.

Medicare Part B Diagnostic Codes Update

View diagnostic codes for claims that will now be accepted for Medicare Part B in 13 States. These have been updated to reflect DSM-5, the standard manual used in the U.S. to diagnose mental health conditions.

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Medicare Enrollment

Electronic Health Records Meaningful Use

Medicare Advantage

Medicare e-Prescribing Program

Medicare Fee Schedule

AMA RUC Survey Process

Medicare Part D

Troubleshooting Medicare

Quality Measures for MIPS Quality Category Reporting

View the list of 2017 MIPS Individual Quality Measures Pertinent to Psychiatrists.

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CMS to Sunset PQRS Program

At the end of 2016, CMS will sunset the PQRS program. The last patient visit that you can report a quality measure within this program is December 31, 2016.

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) on January 1, 2017.

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