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FY2018 FPSC Academic Billing Office Survey

We are pleased to inform membership that participation in the FY2018 FPSC Academic Billing Office Survey will be opening soon. The survey will be distributed to all FPSC Program Coordinators the week of October 8.

The annual survey offers insights to assist faculty physician groups determine how to best manage and allocate resources for professional fee billing and identify opportunities to improve billing and collection performance, FTE allocation and denials management. The survey also tracks billing system adoption and comparative performance of organizations that have recently completed, are in preliminary discussions with billing system vendors, or are in the midst of a billing system transition.

For questions regarding the survey, please contact Greg Askin at greg.askin@vizientinc.com.

CY 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Webinar

AAMC and Vizient staff hosted a web conference on August 15th to help faculty practice organizations understand the CY 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) proposed rule and its potential impact on physician payment and practice operations. A recording and PDF version of the presentation are available below.

Topics include blended E&M payment rates, documentation requirements, new codes for interprofessional consults/virtual visits, etc.

AAMC and Vizient staff hosted a web conference on August 16th to help faculty practice organizations understand the CY 2019 Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) proposed rule and its potential impact on physicians and group practices. A recording and PDF version of the presentation are available below.

Topics include easing the reporting burden for MIPS participants, changes to Promoting Interoperability measures, scoring, and performance thresholds.

Case Studies

FPSC case studies feature success stories which describe how various Vizient members have implemented key initiatives resulting in significant year over year performance improvement. Access the Case studies.

FPSC Annual Conference 2018

June 13-15
JW Marriott
Chicago, IL

This year’s conference focus pertained to organizations facing the challenge of optimizing performance in a healthcare world still dominated by volume-based reimbursement while simultaneously positioning themselves for success in a value-based future-state environment. Through a series of thought-provoking keynotes, focus track sessions, roundtable discussions, and networking opportunities, attendees had the opportunity to learn and discuss strategies for transforming clinical practice to achieve high-value and high-quality healthcare. 

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Physician Fee Schedule 2018 Final Rule Webinar

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Physician Fee Schedule final rule that updates payment rates and polices for physicians and other health care professionals for 2018. AAMC and Vizient (FPSC) staff hosted a web conference to discuss aspects of the rule that are important for every faculty practice to understand. Topics included new payment rates, telehealth codes for remote patient monitoring, payment for off-campus hospital outpatient departments, timing for implementation of appropriate use criteria, and others. A pdf version of the presentation is available below. For questions related to the proposals, please contact Gayle Lee or Jake Langley.

Quality Payment Program (MACRA): Overview of the Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a final rule that makes changes to the second year (2018) of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). AAMC and Vizient (FPSC) hosted a web conference to provide information about changes to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payment Models under the Quality Payment Program and how these changes affect academic medical centers. A pdf version of the presentation is available below.

FPSC Training Opportunities

Visit the FPSC Training Calendar to register for upcoming virtual training opportunities.  We are pleased to offer these sessions as a way for new users to learn more about the FPSC and for established users to get a refresher on what the FPSC has to offer.These sessions will be offered on a monthly basis and will focus on:
  • Clinical Activity Suite
  • Revenue Cycle Suite
  • Rotating Topic Discussion

If you have questions about training, please contact FPSC Support.  

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