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PATIENT EXPERIENCE

In the News: Alliance helps member physicians collect patient reviews and manage online reputation

Physicians belonging to Collier County Medical Society (CCMS) in Florida now have help boosting their online reputation and gaining insight into…


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COMPLIANCE

OIG Report: CMS dished out $729.4 million in wrongful EHR incentive payments & we’re going to get that money back

Wrongful payments of Electronic Health Records (EHR) incentives are at the focus of two of the month’s biggest stories in health care compliance. The first came down on May 31 when the…


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2017 CMS QRDA III

Now available: 2017 CMS QRDA III Implementation Guide for Eligible Clinicians and Eligible Professionals, Schematron, and sample files

The 2017 CMS QRDA III IG for Eligible Clinicians and EPs provides technical instructions for QRDA III reporting for the following programs…


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MACRA

AMA launches campaign to maximize physician success in MACRA

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) promises to reshape how Medicare pays physicians under the…


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BILLINGS AND COLLECTIONS

5 ways for healthcare providers to get ready for new Medicare cards

Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Through this initiative the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will prevent…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

How to determine your MIPS participation status

Are you unsure of your participation status in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

Watch for your MIPS participation status letter

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is reviewing claims and letting practices know which clinicians need to take part in MIPS, the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. MIPS is…


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INSIGHT

Repeal and Replace has failed. Now what?

By Ron Howrigon  bio
It’s no secret that the healthcare environment is changing on a daily basis. As it stands today, it appears highly unlikely that the…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

CMS’ Accountable Health Communities Model selects 32 participants to serve as local ‘hubs’ linking clinical and community services

Last year, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for applications for the Center for Medicare and…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

Nearly $100 million awarded to help small practices succeed in the Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded approximately $20 million to 11 organizations for the first year of a five-year program to provide on-the-ground training and…


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