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QUALITY REPORTING

CMS grants exceptions for providers affected by Hurricane Maria

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is granting exceptions under certain Medicare quality reporting and value-based purchasing programs to the…


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INSIGHT

The countdown for MACRA data collection is ON

By Tina Colangelo  bio
The last day to start collecting data is October 2, 2017. That is less than a month away. It is crucial to take action now and schedule a MACRA practice assessment. At the very least…


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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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