On October 27, 2016 Bob Tessier was a speaker at the West, Midwest & Canada Regional APC/PDAS Meeting in Maui, Hawaii.
His presentation, Optimizing Pathology Income, included discussion of:
- Top “5” Performance Indicators
- Billing Costs
- Great Wall Strategy Extracts
- Dealing with GI/GU for their lab
- Third Party Strategy
- Medicare 2014 data base and Fee Transparency
- PCCP Billing
As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to make our healthcare system more transparent, affordable, and accountable, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has prepared a public data set, the Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data: Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File (Physician and Other Supplier PUF), with information on services and procedures provided to Medicare beneficiaries by physicians and other healthcare professionals. The Physician and Other Supplier PUF contains information on utilization, payment (allowed amount and Medicare payment), and submitted charges organized by National Provider Identifier (NPI), Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) code, and place of service. This PUF is based on information from CMS administrative claims data for Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in the fee-for-service program available from the CMS Chronic Condition Data Warehouse (www.ccwdata.org). The data in the Physician and Other Supplier PUF covers calendar year 2014 and contains 100% final-action physician/supplier Part B non-institutional line items for the Medicare fee-for-service population.
Find the Interactive Dataset here:
Interactive Dataset: Medicare Physician and Other Supplier PUF, CY2014, Interactive Dataset