Yes, there is an end at sight according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt. We can help your practice stay on top of the latest healthcare news, rules, regulations and trends. Subscribe to stay current and up to date on important matters that will impact your practice. (To… Read the rest »
Several things. While Stage 3 meaningful use maintains some objectives from Stage 2, Stage 3 expands the scope of those objectives. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) stated that Stage 3 is the plan for what all healthcare providers will be – or should be – doing starting in 2018. We can help… Read the rest »
It sure looks that way. The federal government has announced that it will ease up on meaningful use reporting requirements for EHR Incentive Programs. We can help you stay current and up to date on important government healthcare changes and regulations that will impact your practice. (To subscribe to our blog click here). The Centers for… Read the rest »
Technology – more and more patients want their doctors to go digital. We can help you stay current and up to date on important healthcare issues that will impact your practice. (To subscribe to our blog click here) Many doctors are refusing or failing to provide patients with the digital access that patients desire. While there… Read the rest »
According to a new survey, 55% of eligible doctors say NO. (Article here.) The attestation deadline for Medicare eligible professionals is February 28, 2015. Do you need help attesting, or determining whether you should attest to Stage 1 or Stage 2 meaningful use? We can help you stay ahead of important government healthcare deadlines, and… Read the rest »
You can expect to notified by the federal government that your Medicare payments will be cut if you failed to meet meaningful use standards for using electronic health records. Penalties will affect more than 50% of physicians who treat Medicare patients. Over 257,000 doctors will see a 1% reduction in Medicare payments for 2015 for… Read the rest »
Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss: 1) Consumers prepare for open enrollment The Washington Times, November 11, 2014 The second open enrollment period for Affordable Care Act exchanges begins Saturday, and runs through February 15, 2015. 2) Hackers swipe data of… Read the rest »
Have you paid a large amount of money for your electronic health record (EHR)? Many doctors struggle to make this investment pay off. With the correct implementation, you should be seeing a return on your investment through efficiencies in billing, patient documentation and incentive money from the federal government. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) encouraged… Read the rest »
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