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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Charges Passing from EHR to a Billing System: All You Need Know

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Passing charges electronically has become the wave of the future for the charge entry and coding components of the revenue cycle. Eliminating paper fee tickets/billing slips is a significant step for practices and therefore many save that step for post-EHR implementation.  With all of the regulations and healthcare reform changes over the years, passing charges […]

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Patients Over Paperwork Initiative to Streamline Evaluation and Management Documentation Standards to Reduce Clinician Burden

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  Patients Over Paperwork, a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiative directed towards putting patients first by reviewing and streamlining regulations in order to reduce unnecessary burden, increase efficiencies, and improve the beneficiary experience, is proposing a change to the Evaluation and Management documentation standards as part of the proposed physician fee schedule […]

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Monday, August 6, 2018

CMS Proposes Changes to Site-Neutral Payments for 2019

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The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing a change in the reimbursement for off-campus hospital provider-based departments (PBD). PBD’s, which provide items and services in 19 “clinical families of services” as defined by CMS, are currently paid under the Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS).  The proposal is part of the Medicare Hospital […]

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Monday, August 6, 2018

The Results Are In on MIPS Performance For 2017

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has just released Performance Feedback for the 2017 performance year for eligible clinicians (ECs) who participated in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) program in 2017. The results from the feedback can have a significant impact on revenue received from Medicare Part B covered professional services. Who […]

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Deadline for 2020 Medicare Wage Index Reclassification Is Fast Approaching

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Deadline for 2020 Medicare Wage Index Reclassification Is Fast Approaching The deadline for filing a Medicare Wage Index Reclassification Application with the Geographic Classification Review Board (MGCRB) is September 4, 2018. A hospital may seek geographic reclassification from a rural area to an urban area, from a rural area to another rural area, or from […]

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Telehealth Services: What You Need to Know

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The HHS’ Office of the Inspector General (OIG) recently conducted a review of claims submitted for telehealth services provided to Medicare beneficiaries between 2014 and 2015. A report on their findings, issued in April 2018, found several deficiencies in the submission of claims for telehealth services, with the most common being a claim for a […]

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Free Webinar: MACRA UPDATE

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MACRA Update Click here to view a PDF of this Webinar! Topics Covered: Year 1 Review (2017) What to Expect (2018) Change Brought by Bipartisan Budget Act (BBA) of 2018 MedPAC Recommendations Planning for the Future (2019) and Beyond Instructors: Richard T. (Terry) Lang, CPA, FHFMA Timothy J. Stitt, CPA  Who Should Attend? This program […]

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

What Tax Reform Means for Healthcare Entities: For-Profit & Non-Profit

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On Dec. 22, 2017, President Trump signed sweeping tax reform, formerly known as the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, into law, marking the largest change to U.S. tax policy in decades. What changes are coming for healthcare companies? To help organizations navigate the issues most impactful and urgent to the healthcare industry, we’ve prepared a […]

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI) Update

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BACKGROUND The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015, which  requires the removal of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019, has entered a new phase. Better known as the Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI) a new Medicare Beneficiary identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN based Health Insurance […]

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