I have been privileged to work with many practices and specialties, helping them navigate the very confusing Medicare Quality Programs. I wanted to leave you with a few tips for the 2018 reporting year:
We’re starting to get a better picture of how artificial intelligence could help doctors better treat cancer.
What’s the Problem?
Sequestration underpayments have been improperly withheld from provider payments by many Medicare Advantage Organizations [MAO] in violation of CMS guidelines that were issued on May 1, 2013.
Many practices use an automated system for sending appointment reminders. You’re already paying for the service and the call, so why not maximize its value to your practice? Here’s some small changes to your appointment reminders that can yield big results.
As a certified physician assistant (PA-C) who has practiced over 20 years, I am often surprised by the many fallacies that exist, even among physicians, about who physician assistants are, what we can do, where we practice and how we can improve practice operations and profitability.
Now that hospitals are required to post chargemaster data online for patients to access, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is exploring the most effective ways to make sure providers comply with the rules.
CMS released proposed rules that require many types of insurers to provide electronic health data in a standard format by 2020.
CMS has proposed canceling the cardiac and expanded joint replacement bundled payment models.
HIPAA AND THE TCPA
Did you know that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and HIPAA go hand in hand?