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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.