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Elizabeth

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    If it happens, it won’t happen soon, not until 2019 or 2020—but happen, it may. MIPS could be repealed. The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) voted 14-2 to ask Congress to repeal and replace MIPS. Who or what is MedPAC? MedPAC is an independent legislative body established in   Read more..
    Posted on 14 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    MIPS is on the Chopping Block—and Just When You Thought You Might Get the Knack of It
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    Given the current level of criminal cyber activity, the chances are almost guaranteed that your system is attempting to fend off a penetration of your network as you read this. More than 94% of healthcare providers have faced off against a form of data breach, and   Read more..
    Posted on 8 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Data-for-Ransom: Is Your Medical Practice at Risk of Cyber-Abduction?
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    Providers Conquering Distance and Time Jonathan Linkous, chief executive officer of the American Telemedicine Association, makes a point: “Patients already schedule appointments online, review their lab tests, email their doctors.” It’s the digital age, after all. We seemingly enter this world with a smart phone in hand   Read more..
    Posted on 5 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    The U.S. Healthcare Crisis: Telemedicine to the Rescue — Part III
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    Take Inspiration from Flagship Programs & Innovative Telemedicine Applications The use of technology to deliver healthcare or health information from a distance, otherwise known as telemedicine or telehealth, offers myriad benefits to the patient population, chiefly by increasing vital contact between patients and healthcare providers. In   Read more..
    Posted on 1 Mar, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    The U.S. Healthcare Crisis: Telemedicine to the Rescue — Part II
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    Is telehealth and telemedicine viewed by your providers as nonessential? Do you think of it as a bonus or “add on” service, maybe even an extravagance? You might want to reconsider. Telemedicine saves lives. For far too many folks, telemedicine is their only hope. Some of you   Read more..
    Posted on 27 Feb, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    The U.S. Healthcare Crisis: Telemedicine to the Rescue — Part I
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    The 21st Century Cures Act, passed in 2016, opened the door for increasing access to telehealth services for Medicare beneficiaries. Two years have since passed. Where is your practice in terms of virtual service offerings? Advancements in technology have improved healthcare in ways you may not   Read more..
    Posted on 22 Feb, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Nail Down Telehealth & Telemedicine Basics
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    There’s a big benefit to your EHR you may be missing: it’s a marketing powerhouse. The information contained within your EHR has a monetary value. Marketing and business strategy expert Dr. John McDaniel urges physicians to go beyond the everyday user experience and capitalize on the   Read more..
    Posted on 21 Feb, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    EHR Data Marketing Plan—the Whys and Hows for Your Medical Practice
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    As telehealth services continue to evolve, look for guidance to come from your MAC Virtual care isn’t an outlier technology anymore. In fact, connecting with patients via telehealth technology has never been so easy or so secure. So, with MACRA pushing quality, patient-focused care to   Read more..
    Posted on 16 Feb, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    New Telemedicine Options from CMS
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    In a nutshell, HCCs are groups of diagnosis codes that are categorized in disease hierarchy. These groups of similar diagnoses consume similar resources, known as a clinical disease burden, which are grouped in disease hierarchies (e.g., diabetes mellitus is grouped into several HCCs depending on   Read more..
    Posted on 13 Feb, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Take the Guesswork Out of HCCs
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    Many physicians are facing burnout as they struggle to keep pace with the ever-evolving practice of medicine. This inherent resistance to change and process improvements makes a coder’s job much harder. While in their first year at medical school, providers are trained to write a beautiful   Read more..
    Posted on 9 Feb, 2018
    By Elizabeth
    Nail Down Documentation from a Provider’s Perspective