The Quality Payment Program: The Path Forward


With an incoming Republican president and Republican majority in both houses of Congress, physician practice managers may well wonder which aspects of our current health insurance and payment system may change. 

Stay Alert for the Final 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule


Before the end of November, the federal government will issue the 2017 Medicare physician fee schedule. As in years past, the proposed fee schedule – issued in July – was controversial, garnering some 6,000 comments. While the final rule may have some changes, it likely won’t veer too far from the original. It’s important to pay attention to changes that affect your specialty.

Prepare for 2017 Now: Five Steps to Take


For physician office managers and patient billing specialists, now is the time to prepare for 2017. Every calendar year brings changes to accounts receivables and cash flow as patients change plans and restart deductibles. In 2017, as government payments are increasingly tied to quality, it will also be important that providers capture complete clinical information about visits.

Will the Medicare Fee Schedule Impact Your Practice?


Effective in 2017, the new Medicare Physician Fee Schedule cites a handful of changes that are likely to affect physician reimbursement in myriad ways. In order to fully understand the scope of these new developments, it is vital to outline the details of the proposed fee schedule changes that are in store for physicians in 2017.

ICD-10 Changes Coming in October


What’s another 1,900 diagnosis codes when medical practices have successfully implemented 68,000 ICD-10-CM codes? These additional diagnosis codes go into effect October 1, 2016 the same day that CMS’s grace period for unspecified codes ends. With forewarning and planning, medical practices can prepare for both.

Enhance Patient Payment Collections


Patients are now responsible for paying a larger portion of their medical bills than ever before. That means you’re in charge of collecting those payments. The easier you make it, the more likely they are to pay in a timely manner – both before and after they leave your office.

Top Industry News 2016


To help you stay informed, we gathered information and articles from a variety of industry experts on news and regulations that may impact your practice for the remainder of 2016.

MIPS: What You Need to Know Now


Just seven months remain before the new Medicare physician payment systems go into effect. On April 27, the federal government released the proposed final version of MIPS, one of the new systems. Here’s what you need to know now. 

What’s New in Diagnosis Coding?


Change is coming in payment models for physician practices. The repeal of the sustainable growth rate formula and replacing it with the merit based incentive payment system (MIPS) and the alternative payment models (APM) provide a fundamental shift for physician practices.

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