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Health Care Industry Updates

Thursday, September 7, 2017

MACRA’s October 2, 2017 Deadline is Approaching. Are You Ready?

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MACRA’s October 2, 2017 Deadline is Approaching.  Are You Ready? Clinicians who qualify for the Medicare Merit-Based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS) are provided the following options for submitting data in 2017 under “Pick Your Pace” and avoid the 4% reduction in Part B payments for 2019: Option #1-Submit test data and avoid the 4% reduction […]

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Not-for-Profit Newsletter – Summer 2017

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THREE CRITICAL PRIVACY ISSUES EVERY NONPROFIT ENTITY SHOULD CONSIDER BOARD GOVERNANCE: A BOARD MEMBER’S PERSPECTIVE IRS FOCUSED ON CHARITABLE DONATION SUBSTANTIATION COMPLIANCE ALIGNING YOUR PEOPLE STRATEGY WITH YOUR ORGANIZATION: STRATEGY = RESULTS WHAT THE WHITE HOUSE TAX PLAN MEANS FOR CHARITABLE GIVING MEET SASB: WHY SUSTAINABILITY METRICS ARE SMART FOR NONPROFITS and more… View Publication

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Healthcare Newsletter – Summer 2017

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THE NEW MEASUREMENT OF VALUE IN MEDICINE: UNDERSTANDING OUTCOMES & COMPETITION IN A CHANGING INDUSTRY THE EVOLVING CYBER THREAT & HOW HEALTHCARE CAN MITIGATE IT BLOCKCHAIN COULD BE THE ANSWER TO HEALTHCARE’S INTEROPERABILITY PROBLEM and more… View Publication

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Deadline for 2019 Medicare Wage Index Reclassification Is Fast Approaching

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Deadline for 2019 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 1, 2017. 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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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Critical Access Hospitals: Optional Payment Method

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Optional Payment Method Under Section 1834(g)(2) of the Social Security Act, a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) may elect the Optional Payment Method, better known as Method II Billing, for the payment of both facility services and professional services furnished to its outpatients by a physician or practitioner who has reassigned their billing rights to the […]

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Free Webinar: Patient Access/Registration – Customer Service…It pays to be nice.

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Patient Access/Registration – Customer Service…It pays to be nice. Click here to view the presentation in PDF format Topics Covered: Customer service and basic human needs. Customer service defined. Customer service adds value. Customer service – social media and the internet. Patient access/registration’s role in customer service. Patient access/registration best practices in customer service. Instructor: […]

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI)

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Social Security Number Removal Initiative (SSNRI) BACKGROUND The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015 requires the removal of Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new Medicare Beneficiary identifier (MBI) will replace the SSN based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN) on the new Medicare ID cards for […]

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