Indiana Academy of Family Physicians

 

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  • Important HIP Information

    April 30, 2015

    HIP 2.0 Fast Track Enrollment Should Be Available Now 

    According to the approved HIP 2.o waiver, individuals eligible for HIP 2.0 can now participate in a fast track process to gain immediate enrollment into HIP Plus, effective the first date of the month in which the payment is received by the state.

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  • The SGR Is Repealed

    April 14, 2015

    This evening, the United States Senate passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (H.R. 2) by a vote of 92-8.  

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  • CMS Announces It Is Prepared For ICD-10

    February 25, 2015

    On Wednesday, February 25, CMS announced its first end-to-end tests of ICD-10 detected few problems with the new billing code system and that CMS systems are ready for ICD-10 implementation.

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  • Physician Quality Reporting System Update from Joy Newby

    February 25, 2015

    Like Dorothy following the Yellow Brick Road and worried about “Lions and Tigers and Bears,” in 2015, physicians are following the Red Brick Road also known as Payment Adjustments.

    First Congress offered carrots, now as payment reductions begin in 2015, some physicians are feeling the stick(s). Before beginning the discussion of the new payment adjustments, we must remember that Medicare payments continue to be reduced by 2% due to Sequestration. At this time, we can expect this reduction to continue on all Medicare payments through CY 2022.

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  • Time is running out to permanently repeal the SGR

    February 25, 2015

    Congress has a rare opportunity to repeal the flawed and failed Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) in the next few weeks, and replace it with Medicare payment reforms that support primary care and quality patient care. 

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  • HIP 2.0 Approved Today!

    January 27, 2015

    This morning, Governor Mike Pence announced that the expanded Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP 2.0) received federal approval and may begin as early as this Saturday, February 1

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