MediPro Insider – March 2016

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e Your Monthly News & Updates Dear Valued Customer, MediPro would like to begin sending emails that are of value to our customers.  We understand how difficult it is to not only operate a small business but it’s even more challenging to operate a successful medical practice.  With decreasing revenues, increased costs and ever changing… Read more »

Why MACRA matters for your practice

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The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) eliminated the notorious sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula last year, but what will the new MACRA payment policies mean for your practice? Three experts offered answers to this question and detailed what physicians can do now to shape these changes themselves. Payment changes coming under… Read more »

The 6 Skills Every Successful Physician Leader Needs

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The call for physician leaders has grown louder with time, as systems face changing cost structures, services, and payment structures. The need for physicians to be engaged in these roles must be part of the discussion around evidence-based management. Delivering care in this new environment will call for skills that are generally not prioritized. Changing the paradigm will require focused and intentional effort… Read more »

ICD-10 claims denial rate at 1.6 percent, RelayHealth reports

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Denial rates for ICD-10 claims are at about 1.6 percent, according to a report by RelayHealth Financial. Out of about 262 million claims processed between Oct. 1, 2015, and Feb. 15, 2016, which totaled $810 billion, 1.6 percent were denied, according to an announcement from the revenue cycle management solutions organization. The numbers show there has… Read more »

Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline Extended

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The Medicare EHR Incentive Program Hardship Application Deadline for All Providers is Now July 1, 2016 Today, CMS is extending the application deadline for the Medicare EHR Incentive Program hardship exception process that reduces burden on clinicians, hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs). The new deadline for Eligible Professionals, Eligible Hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals… Read more »

Great Tips to Finding the Best Medical Practice Financing

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(Newswire.net — February 10, 2016) San Diego, CA — Medical practice owners often ask, “How do I go about finding the right source of financing to grow my business,” says Ken Mayer, who brings expertise that spans 25+ years of experience in successful financing strategies. “Finding the right finance source can feel overwhelming,” Mayer states,… Read more »

Office-Based Docs’ Use of Certified EHRs Increasing, CDC Data Show

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Nearly 75% of office-based providers in 2014 had a certified electronic health record system, up from 68% in 2013, according to new CDC data, STAT News‘ “Morning Rounds” reports (Thielking, “Morning Rounds,” STAT News, 1/27). Eligible professionals must use EHRs certified by the federal government under the meaningful use program. The program was created under… Read more »

Ringing in Zip, Zero, Zilch

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For those I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting with in the first 15 days of the month, Happy New Year!  I’m excited about what 2016 will bring to medical practices and billing services over the next 350 days. After peering inside the plethora of healthcare news, I found some recurring hot topics that we’ll… Read more »