Meaningful Use Hardship Exceptions Bill Signed into Law

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Providers will have an easier time claiming a meaningful use hardship exception now that S.2425 has been signed into law. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act (S. 2425), according to a White House press release. 2425 covers legislation regarding Medicare payments for certain rehabilitation technologies,… Read more »

Docs Would Benefit From Encouraging More Online Patient Reviews

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Physicians should encourage patients to leave reviews on performance-rating websites to create a more even and accurate picture of their performance, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Dermatology, Reuters reports.   Study Details For the study, lead author Robert Dellavalle of University of Colorado-Aurora’s Anschutz Medical Campus and his research team randomly selected… Read more »

Providers Urged to Monitor ICD-10 Claims; Challenge Denials

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Although it’s still early in the process, the transition to the ICD-10 coding system by all accounts is unfolding more smoothly than many observers expected. Reports nonetheless indicate that unexpected denials may be occurring. As a result, McKesson experts recommend that providers continually monitor their revenue cycle to determine if claims are being inadvertently rejected… Read more »

Chip-enabled Credit Cards and your Medical Practice

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The EMV Transition.  Sorting Fact from Fiction. A lot has been written about the ongoing transition from magnetic stripe to chip cards, and in spite of best efforts to communicate “just the facts,” a few misunderstandings have surfaced. Our goal at TSYS Merchant Solutions has always been to provide open and honest information about the… Read more »

Physicians stand up against mergers of powerful insurers

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Two marriages are in the works among the nation’s largest health insurers—and physicians are speaking up, refusing to forever hold their peace. The proposed mergers, which would reduce competition in the health insurance market, pose a substantial risk of harm to patients and physicians in terms of health care access, quality and affordability. Health insurers… Read more »

How Millennials Choose Their Doctors

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Are you online? Does your medical practice have a web presence? Are your patients talking about your practice, your staff, and you—in positive terms, of course—on Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms? If you answered “no” to any of those questions, you might be missing out on reaching a sizeable patient population. According to… Read more »

One in Five Pediatricians Say Goodbye to Families Who Refuse Vaccines

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Vaccination is a hot topic of controversy, to say the very least. But if patients refuse to get vaccinated against preventable diseases such as measles and mumps, some doctors will go as far as to dismiss the families from their practices. “Even though the American Academy of Pediatrics discourages providers from dismissing families, some providers… Read more »