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Monday, October 19, 2015

Confused About Value-Based Modifier? Look to TMF

Hot on the heels of PQRS and meaningful use comes yet another federal program that will bring bonuses or cuts to your Medicare payments. The value-based modifier combines your PQRS quality scores and cost measures to come up with a “payment adjustment.” Free help is available for Texas physicians from TMF Health Quality Institute. “TMF now works with physicians and physician practices to provide free assistance to help them meet the requirements of the value modifier program,” said Cliff Moy, MD, TMF’s medical director for behavioral health. “Part of that assistance is to help physicians and physician offices understand how the value modifier is calculated.” See TMF’s Value-Based Improvement and Outcomes Network for details. TMF also has launched educational networks to help physicians meet Medicare patients’ behavioral health needs and boost adult immunization rates to help prevent influenza, pneumonia, and shingles.

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