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ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: OBGYN

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 13, 2014

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Topics: ICD-10

ICD-10 Documentation and Coding Concepts Webcast: Cardiology

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 12, 2014

CMS invites you to view a newly released webcast on ICD-10 documentation and coding concepts for cardiology. This webcast is the first in the CMS “Road to 10” series designed to help you with ICD-10 clinical documentation specific to your medical specialty. 

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Topics: ICD-10

Possible Issue with EHR Hardship Exception Application Filings

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 6, 2014

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Topics: CMS

Review Latest Resources Posted to CMS eHealth University

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 5, 2014

Are you eligible to participate in the 2014 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS)CMS has added several new intermediate-level materials to eHealth University to help you successfully participate in PQRS and receive an incentive payment. These include:

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Topics: CMS, PQRS

Survey-Cost of Compliance to Your Practice

by Kaitlyn Houseman on June 3, 2014

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Topics: Practice Management

How is accountable care changing provider collaboration?

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 30, 2014

Compared to other accountable care organizations (ACOs), Amarillo Legacy Medical ACO in the Texas Panhandle is relatively unique. The participant in the Medicare Shared Savings Program comprises a handful of independent medical groups and not one hospital partner. 

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Topics: eClinicalWorks, ACO, Care Coordination Medical Record

EPs Must Submit Hardship Exception Applications by July 1, 2014

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 28, 2014

Are you a Medicare provider who was unable to successfully demonstrate  meaningful use for 2013? CMS is accepting applications for hardship exceptions to avoid the upcoming Medicare payment adjustment for the 2015 reporting year.

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Topics: CMS

CMS and ONC Release NPRM Allowing CEHRT Flexibility and Extending Stage 2

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 20, 2014

Today, CMS and ONC released a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that would allow providers participating in the EHR Incentive Programs to use the 2011 Edition of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT) for calendar and fiscal year 2014. 

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Topics: CMS, Incentive Programs

New Resources Explain How to Report Once for Multiple Medicare Quality Reporting Programs

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 14, 2014

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Topics: CMS, PQRS

Poll: Patients Want Access, Control Over Their Health Data

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 7, 2014

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CMS Cancels July ICD-10 Testing; Industry Reacts to New Deadline

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 6, 2014

On Friday, CMS announced that it has canceled ICD-10 testing scheduled for late July for a  small sample group of health care providers as a result of the ICD-10 compliance deadline delay, Health Data Management  reports (Slabodkin,  Health Data Management , 5/2).

Background

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Topics: CMS, ICD-10

Healthcare Spending Escalates in First Quarter

by Kaitlyn Houseman on May 5, 2014

New federal data finds that health care spending increased by 9.9 percent in the first quarter of 2014. According to data released Wednesday by the Bureau of Economics Analysis the recent rise in healthcare spending is the biggest jump since the third quarter of 1980.

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Topics: Medical Business, Affordable Care Act

4 Steps to Help You Trump ICD-10

by Kaitlyn Houseman on April 29, 2014

If you have not heard by now, CMS has delayed ICD-10 implementation until October 2015. The delay either has you annoyed, doing a happy dance, or perhaps both.  Already start your ICD-10 implementation phase?  If so, it is crucial not to lose the ICD-10 momentum.  If you have not implemented a plan yet, you are in luck!  However the luck will run out so it is important that you take steps to prepare for the ICD-10 implementation.  The thought of the switch alone is stressful but procrastination will only make the transition more difficult.

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Topics: ICD-10, Coding

The Consequences of Employee Turnover in Medical Practices

by Kaitlyn Houseman on April 23, 2014

Whether a practice is small or large, employee turnover seems to be a main concern facing medical practices today.  Not only is employee turnover in medical practices increasing the operating expenses, but it is also creating a damper on your patients’ relationships with your practice.

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Topics: Medical Business, Practice Management

Medicare EHR Incentive Program Information: Hardship Exception

by Kaitlyn Houseman on April 22, 2014

EPs: Hardship Exception Applications due July 1, 2014

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Topics: CMS, Incentive Programs

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