Small and Solo Practices Alert – Here is What to Look for When Choosing an EHR System

Back in 2013, when the government introduced Health IT incentive programs, the adoption of EHR/EMR soared. It was reported that more than $17.7 billion were paid in EHR incentive payments. But even then physicians in small and solo practices were reluctant to follow this trend due to financial reasons. Read more

January 23rd, 2017|MIPS|0 Comments

Tips to Excel at MIPS Measures

As 2016 comes to an end clinicians all across the country are preparing for the first performance year under the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). The performance categories outlined under the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) pathway are the main focus in these last few days before January 1st 2017; leaving clinicians scrambling for any and all the information they can garner Read more

December 28th, 2016|Healthcare News, MIPS|0 Comments

Checklist to help you prepare for MIPS reporting for January 2017

The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act 2015 (MACRA) is all set for its first performance year starting January 2017, but with less than three weeks left, are practices truly ready? By  introducing two pathways under the Quality Payment Program, MACRA hopes to limit resources wasted on Read more

December 2nd, 2016|Healthcare News, MIPS|0 Comments

President-Elect Backtracks – Says He Won’t Repeal Obamacare

Election night saw Donald Trump winning the presidential race; an event that is widely touted as the crowning jewel on the car crash year that has been 2016. The morning after was no better as people looked past Trump’s rhetoric to Read more

November 24th, 2016|Healthcare News|0 Comments

90-Day EHR Reporting Confirmed in MACRA Final Rule

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rules for the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) on 14th October 2016. Amongst many changes was the flexibility in reporting measures for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems (MIPS) pathway. The changes were prompted after CMS revealed the MIPS measures in April earlier Read more

November 22nd, 2016|Services emr|0 Comments

Medicare Physician Compare – What You need To Know

What is Medicare Physician Compare? Medicare Physician Compare is a website hosted by the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that lists physicians that accept Medicare patients. Currently the website hosts basic physician information, but CMS intends to expand this to include performance scores physicians will earn under measures outlined by the Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). Read more

November 14th, 2016|Healthcare News|0 Comments

Is The Final MACRA Rule A Boon for Small Practices?

The Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is due to initiate in January 2017 yet many small and independent practices have been concerned about their role under the new rule, and the lack of support from government agencies. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the final rule for MACRA in early October, and addressed fears by emphasizing support Read more

November 4th, 2016|Services emr|0 Comments

Hiking Drug Prices – Blame Congress

Hiking Drug Prices Blame Congress The recent Congressional ire at pharmaceutical companies for hiking up drug prices by more than 500% feels justified, and heartening. Yet what Congress fails to recognize, or articulate, is its own contribution in the situation. Congress has played a key role in bringing the situation around to what it is today. Over the last thirteen years, Congress; led by both parties Read more

October 24th, 2016|Healthcare News|0 Comments

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