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2019 PHYSICIAN FEE SCHEDULE AND QPP

CMS finalizes changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized proposals that it says will address provider burnout and provide clinicians immediate relief from…


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CMS CHANGES

Reminder: Comments for QPP Year 3 NPRM due September 10

On July 12th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed changes to its Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program (QPP). CMS is seeking…


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HEALTH CARE REFORM

CMS proposes changes to modernize Medicare and aid the doctor-patient relationship

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed changes that would increase the amount of time that doctors and other clinicians can spend with…


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COMPLIANCE

Compliance officers must establish credibility with consistent, well-documented decision-making

One of the tougher issues a non-lawyer compliance officer faces is a challenge to their decisions and recommendations by other members of…


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TELEHEALTH

Future of Health survey finds patients and doctors want more digital interaction

Both consumers and physicians are eager for increased digital engagement, according to a new nationwide poll released by…


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INSIGHT

What makes a successful practice manager

By Shane Carter  bio
Being a practice manager in today’s healthcare environment is a very tough job. Disruptive and transformational change is underway in health care delivery. The modernization of…


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PHYSICIAN COMPARE

CMS has added new quality information to the Physician Compare website

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has added new quality information to the Physician Compare website…


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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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