The ICD-10 Training Methods You Can Start Now

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– Brought to you from the Power Your Practice Blog 1. Review and Quiz Keep the quizzes relatively short and pressure-free – some people don’t test well under pressure. The tests are meant to help your staff retain knowledge and allow you to gauge their ICD-10 readiness, not make them experts in a  two-week period. 2. Attend Webinars… Read more »

AMA Annual Payer Report Demonstrates Cost Shift to Patients

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Originally posted from HealthData Management – A new report from the American Medical Association finds patients now are responsible for almost 25 percent of their medical costs. In its sixth annual National Health Insurer Report Card, AMA for the first time studied patient responsibility via co-pays, deductibles and co-insurance. In February and March 2013, patients on… Read more »

CMS Updates 2014 Clinical Quality Measures for Eligible Professionals

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Originally posted from HealthData Management – The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has posted updated clinical quality measures for eligible professionals under the 2014 Edition of the electronic health records meaningful use program. Supporting guidance is available here. Starting in 2014, the CQMs will be used for multiple reporting programs including the Physician Quality Reporting… Read more »

CMS: Deadline Nears to Avoid Medicare eRx Payment Penalty

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Originally posted from HealthData Management May 8, 2013 The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published guidance on avoiding a 2 percent reduction in Medicare payments for physicians who are not participating in the Electronic Prescribing Incentive Program by June 30, 2013: “A major Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program deadline is approaching for both… Read more »

New Revenue Sources for your Medical Practice

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How to make more money by serving your patient’s needs without working 18-hour days Originally posted by: Marisa Torrieri, McKesson Practice Solutions Until 2011, Washington Radiology Services, a multi-location practice in the nation’s capital and suburbs, offered the same basic two-dimensional mammograms as most of its peers. So when the practice decided to invest millions… Read more »

CMS Issues Guidance on EHR Meaningful Use Audits

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has published guidance on Medicare electronic health records Meaningful Use audits being conducted by its contractor, Figliozzi and Company. States also are conducting their own audits for the Medicaid EHR incentive program. Post-payment audits of organizations that received meaningful use incentive payments began in 2012 and pre-payment audits… Read more »