Mandatory Payment Reductions in the Medicare FFS Program – "Sequestration"

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Originally posted from CMS – As required by law, President Obama issued a sequestration order on March 1, 2013 requiring across-the-board reductions in Federal spending. In general, Medicare FFS claims with dates-of-service or dates-of-discharge on or after April 1, 2013, will incur a 2 percent reduction in Medicare payments. Therefore, to prevent making overpayments, interim… Read more »

New Interactive Resource on Stage 2 and the 2014 CQMS

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CMS recently posted a new resource to help eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) prepare for Stage 2 of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. Available on the Educational Resources page of the EHR Incentive Programs website, the interactive Stage 2 Toolkit includes materials on Stage 2 and the 2014… Read more »

Secrets to Preventing a Tax Audit at Your Medical Practice

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Physicians Practice Originally written by: Philippa Kennealy, MD and Philip Garrett Panitz, Esq. Just mention the word “audit” to any physician audience, and you can almost see the collective shiver run down their spines. Their feelings of dread match those when encountering the word “sue!” Unfortunately, the Internal Revenue Service is stepping up their audit… Read more »

Claiming Your Space on Medical Internet Rating Sites

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Physicians Practice Article originally written by Judy Capko It’s amazing how many physicians seem invisible (or close to it) when someone does an Internet search. Our consultants were recently called in to help a practice that added a new physician within the past 10 months. When we searched the Internet for this doctor — narrowed… Read more »

MediPro, Inc. Showcases Dynamic Software to Podiatrists at the 16th Annual GPMA Summit

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Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 11, 2013 Atlanta based medical software distributor, MediPro, Inc. showcased their award-winning software solutions for the ninth year in a row at the Georgia Podiatric Medical Association’s (GPMA) sixteenth annual Georgia Summit. The GPMA Summit was held at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. on Feb. 21-24. MediPro has… Read more »

Electronic Medical Record Software Solutions

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The world is in the midst of a technological revolution that is affecting the social, political and economic landscapes of our lives. Technology is king, and whoever is in charge of the power owns the money.  Even medicine is taking advantage of the evolving technology system with many healthcare facilities adopting electronic medical records software…. Read more »

Final Omnibus Rule Requires Modifications to Notices of Privacy Practices

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HITECH Answers February 21, 2013 – Last month, HHS issued the long-awaited omnibus final rule that implements, among other things, a number of provisions of the HITECH Act, modifying the HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules. One of the most far reaching changes for healthcare providers is a requirement that all existing Notices of Privacy Practices (NPPs) must… Read more »

CMS: Get Your 2012 Medicare Part B Claims in Soon

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services reminds eligible professionals that Feb. 28 is the last day to submit Medicare Part B claims from calendar year 2012. That’s obviously important for reimbursement purposes, but also because getting all the claims paid before the Feb. 28 deadline for electronic health records meaningful use attestation can help… Read more »

CMS Created a New Tipsheet to Help Specialists Meet Meaningful Use

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CMS recognizes that not every meaningful use measure applies to every provider participating in the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs. To help specialty providers successfully meet meaningful use measure requirements and navigate the EHR Incentive Programs, CMS created the Meaningful Use for Specialists Tipsheet. Tipsheet topics include: Reporting measure exclusions; Using other providers’ data;… Read more »