Onsite HIPAA audits coming in 2017: ONC official

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Chances are it won’t happen—but you’d better be prepared if it does: The feds will be conducting a “small number” of onsite HIPAA audits in 2017, according to an HHS Office for Civil Rights official. showbox apk for iphone OCR senior adviser Linda Sanches, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Privacy & Security… Read more »

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MediPro, Inc. has partnered with BillFlash for years.  It has a tight integration with Lytec and CureMD software solutions while continuing to develop progressive patient statement and payment technology.  Easy to enroll, quick set up and commanding results. To learn more, click here or contact us at 1.800.759.1321 opt 2

MGMA Survey of Operations in Medical Practices Shows an Increased Focus on Patient Experience

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Survey analyzes how practices adjust their operations as patients have more choices for care, including improving wait times, office hours, appointment scheduling, financial management, and patient portals New Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) (@MGMA) data find that medical practices focus on patient experience and access as patients face more options in how their care is… Read more »

Here We Go Again…

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Meg Bryant over at Healthcare Dive reports that CMS released an API tool to ease MACRA reporting. Dive Brief: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched an online tool enabling clinicians to automatically share electronic data for the Quality Payment Program. The tool is the first in a series of efforts aimed at easing the… Read more »

Here are the MACRA final rule changes you need to know

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Last week, HHS released a barrage of regulations and guidance under it’s various arms. One final rule focused on health IT but the big news centered on CMS’ release of the highly anticipated Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2105 (MACRA) implementation final rule (link removed). The announcement differed somewhat from CMS’ previous releases. For… Read more »

Reports show 2017 Medicare payment adjustments

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Two new reports are now available with information on 2015 cost and quality data that indicate which physicians or practices will see related Medicare payment adjustments in 2017. The 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Feedback Reports and 2015 Annual Quality and Resource Use Reports (QRUR) were released on Sept. 26. lenskart coupon The Centers… Read more »

Plans for the Quality Payment Program in 2017: Pick Your Pace

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As published on the CMS Blog 9/8/16 By Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of CMS   As the baby boom generation ages, 10,000 people enter the Medicare program each day. Facing that demand, it is essential that Medicare continues to support physicians in delivering high-quality patient care. This includes increasing its focus on patient outcomes and… Read more »

Surescripts: E-Prescribing of Controlled Substances Jumps 600 Percent

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The number of transactions over the Surescripts network increased by 48 percent in 2015, according to the company’s 2015 National Progress Report. Surescripts performed 9.7 billion secure health data transactions in 2015, including 1.4 billion electronic prescriptions, 1.05 billion medication histories and 15.3 million clinical messages. Last year, after processing 6.5 billion transactions, it reported its volume… Read more »