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If you see the term MRAC, don't worry that it is yet another type of auditor.

Not all providers are on the hook to report the quality and health IT measures associated with the merit-based incentive payment (MIPS) system during 2017.

It’s only one Medicare administrative contractor (MAC) at the moment, but expect others to join this prohibition against handwritten entries on claims.

CMS finalized its decision not to have a national policy for Medicare coverage of gender reassignment surgery; instead, individual Medicare administrative contractors (MACs) will decide whether to cover the procedure.

Watch out for coding updates to a dozen national coverage determinations (NCDs), including big-ticket items such as mammography, to ensure your claims continue to get paid as ICD-10 turns one in October.


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