The Payout

Viola, Allison; Rode, Dan
October 2010
Journal of AHIMA;Oct2010, Vol. 81 Issue 10, p52
The article discusses the use of payment system programs including Medicare Fee for Service (FFS), Medicare Advantage (MA), and Medicaid programs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). It says that eligible professionals (EPs) who qualified and been verified for the FFS program may receive a full incentive payment from the CMS. It adds that the hospital incentive payments apply to eligible hospitals in the 50 states as well as in the District of Columbia except in Puerto Rico.


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