How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

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It’s that celebratory time of year where people both young and old make promises to themselves to improve upon their financial status, spend more quality time with family and minimize social history documentation in their medical record. If you are like me, I have lofty aspirations to better myself so those around me can benefit… Read more »

Meaningful Use Penalty to Hit 171,000 Clinicians Next Year

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Next year 171,000 physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians will take a 3% pay cut from Medicare for failing to demonstrate that they met the government’s requirements for meaningful use of an electronic health record (EHR) system in 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced. A government liaison for a major… Read more »

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. OCR senior adviser Linda Sanches, at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Privacy & Security Forum in Boston this… Read more »

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 are the MACRA final rule changes you need to know

Posted 12:18 pm by & filed under Articles, Latest Healthcare News, Meaningful Use, Medicare, PQRS

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 »