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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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HEALTH CARE REFORM

CMS extends 2016 PQRS EHR submission deadline

CMS is extending the submission deadline for 2016 Quality Reporting Document Architecture (QRDA) data submission for the…


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EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Six key questions arising from the Trump/ACA executive order

Milliman, Inc., a global consulting and actuarial firm, has compiled six questions for consideration by healthcare stakeholders about the Trump Administration’s recent…


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MACRA

Don’t know what MACRA will require of your practice? You’re not alone

According to a recent survey conducted by Kareo, a provider of clinical and business management software for independent medical practices, 84% of independent physicians and staff aren’t…


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PATIENT SATISFACTION

Putting patients over profits: Who do consumers see as champions of the healthcare industry?

Harris Poll recently surveyed more than 1,000 U.S. adults ages 18+ to gauge consumers’ attitudes toward the healthcare industry. The results are…


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