Historic SGR bill awaits action by Senate, Medicare claims are on hold

From the Wisconsin Medical Society After passing the U.S. House of Representatives last week, H.R. 2: “The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA), which would repeal the flawed sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, has been put on hold until the U.S....

The Wisconsin Medical Society Criticizes Fee Schedule Proposal in Workers Comp Bill

The Wisconsin Medical Society has asked all physicians to pick up the phone and call the State Capital. Wisconsin currently holds the fastest return-to-work rate in the nation and the care provided at a cost-per-workers-comp-claim falls below the national average. The...

Watch What You Copy-Paste as OIG Gets Serious About Stopping Cloned Notes

According to CMS, plan to prepare your office for additional scrutiny as the Office of Inspector General (OIG) pushes CMS contractors to look more carefully at suspected cloned notes and overdocumentation caused by electronic health record (EHR) workarounds. In a...