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Health Care Industry Updates

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Christie Blasioli Earns Fellow Certification

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Christie L. Blasioli, Healthcare Consulting Manager, has been awarded the certification of Fellow from the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA).  This certification is the organization’s most elite professional certification. To be awarded the FHFMA distinction, applicants must be credentialed as a Certified Healthcare Financial Professional (CHFP); be an HFMA member for at least five years; […]

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2018 Healthcare Industry Conference

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Invitation and Program PDF Location: Turning Stone Resort & Conference Center – Shenendoah Clubhouse – 5218 Patrick Rd. Verona, NY 13478 Date and Time: November 29th – Program: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 AM Cost: $75.00 Includes Continental Breakfast and Lunch Program: 7.5 CPE Credit Hours The Risky Business of Healthcare […]

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Tips for Effectively Implementing Annual Coding Updates

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The 2019 Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) code set has been released by the American Medical Association. The 2019 update is quite extensive with a change to 335 codes and a large number of code descriptors. The complete file can be found on the AMA’s website: https://www.ama-assn.org/ama-releases-2019-cpt-code-set With these changes coming on January 1st, it’s a good […]

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Employers: Consider Telemedicine and Make Sure Employees Use It

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Telemedicine continues to change the way that medical professionals and patients interact. In a survey by the Mercer consulting firm, nearly three-quarters of employers with at least 500 workers said they make telemedicine services available. Yet employers with programs in place reported that only 7% of eligible employees used telemedicine at least once. And despite its wide […]

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Webinar: Denial Management Strategies

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I HATE WEBINARS! But, this one is worth it… Click here to view the PDF of this presentation.  Topic: Denial Management Strategies Effective denials posting Best practice denials reporting Developing training programs for denial management Securing organizational buy-in for denial improvements CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Instructor: Sheri L. Stevenson, CPC, NCP Who Should Attend? This […]

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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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