8 MIPS tips for the 2018 reporting year

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 23, 2019 8:17:26 AM

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:

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, revenue cycle management

Here’s how often IBM’s Watson agrees with doctors on the best way to treat cancer

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 15, 2019 5:27:51 AM

We’re starting to get a better picture of how artificial intelligence could help doctors better treat cancer.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, Healthcare

Are you being underpaid by medicare advantage organizations?

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 6:19:34 AM

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.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, revenue cycle management, medicare, Collections, Health Insurance

Beyond appointment reminders

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 6:08:14 AM

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.

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Topics: practice management, medical billing, medical coding, revenue cycle management, patient collections, Medical Practice

Certified physician assistants: 10 myths vs. facts

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 5:53:31 AM

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.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, Healthcare, Hospitals

CMS looking to define enforcement for its hospital price transparency rule

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 5:48:01 AM

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.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, medicare, hospital revenue cycle management, Hospitals, Patient Experience

CMS looks to expand medicare coverage to CAR-T therapy

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 5:46:20 AM


CMS plans to cover a specific kind of immunotherapy for cancer patients.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, medicare, Healthcare, Health Insurance

CMS proposes interoperability rules to increase EHR access

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 5:43:23 AM

CMS released proposed rules that require many types of insurers to provide electronic health data in a standard format by 2020.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, technology, compliance, Healthcare Data

CMS will cancel major bundled payment initiatives

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 5:41:02 AM

CMS has proposed canceling the cardiac and expanded joint replacement bundled payment models.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, Healthcare Data

Efficiency in collecting patient liabilities

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 6:38:39 AM

HIPAA AND THE TCPA

Did you know that the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and HIPAA go hand in hand?

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Topics: Coronis Health, medical billing, medical coding, compliance, patient collections, Healthcare, Collections, patients

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