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Compliance Timeline

AAOMS continues to monitor health policy trends and regulatory compliance issues that may affect AAOMS members and frequently posts announcements of such key regulations on the AAOMS website, AAOMS Today, and Advocacy E-Newsletter. There have been several federal regulations recently introduced in which most providers, including OMS, must comply over the next few years. The compliance dates for each of these regulations are relatively close to one another. To assist members in developing their compliance plans, this page provides a quick glance at each regulation as well as a projected timeline for implementation and compliance. Simply click the links below for additional information on each of the regulations as well as links to AAOMS resources and outside governmental agencies.

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2013 Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program

The bonus payment available to successful e-prescribers for 2013 reporting is 0.5% with a simultaneous 1.5% payment reduction for those unsuccessful.

2013 Meaningful Use

Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements will be set.

2013 PQRI

For 2012 through 2014, eligible professionals may earn an incentive payment of 0.5 percent of their total estimated allowed charges for Medicare Part B PFS covered professional services furnished during the respective reporting periods. The ACA also authorizes an additional 0.5 percent incentive for 2011 through 2014 for eligible professionals who satisfactorily report and more frequently than is required to qualify for or maintain board certification status participates in a Maintenance of Certification Program (MOCP) for a year and successfully completes a qualified MOCP practice assessment for such year.

2013 ICD-10-CM

"Train the users" education continues in preparation for the implementation of ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2013. Code users should also continue reviewing and improving their foundation knowledge of the biomedical sciences (eg. anatomy, physiology and medical terminology).

January 1, 2013 HIPAA Transaction Operating Rules

The first set of operating rules (Phase I and Phase II) is implemented. Phase I and Phase II specify eligibility and claim status for HIPAA covered entities.

March 31, 2013 HIPAA Transaction Operating Rules

The first set of operating rules (Phase I and Phase II) is enforced.

October 1, 2013 ICD-10-CM

Original ICD-10-CM Implementation Date