Compliance

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    If you own all or part of an ambulatory surgery center (ASC), you’ve invested a lot of money, energy, and time into what is, essentially, a small business. So how do you ensure your ASC is staying profitable on top of everything else you do   Read more..
    Posted on 8 Dec, 2017
    Overcome These 6 Factors that Threaten to Erode Your ASC Profits
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    Yes, yes, and yes—self-auditing is essential. Given the federal government's focus on ferreting out health care fraud and abuse, practices that don't implement compliance programs are putting themselves at risk. A vital part of an effective compliance program is implementing a method to monitor your practice's   Read more..
    Posted on 6 Dec, 2017
    Is Self-Auditing Really Necessary?
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    Today’s coders need to get up speed on risk adjustment coding and HCC coding selection because clinical documentation in your HCC coding, including RAF scores, will impact your payment under MACRA. Role of HCC Coding in Reimbursement Under MACRA Programs Proactive attention to ICD-10 coding specifics,   Read more..
    Posted on 25 Nov, 2017
    Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) and Risk Adjustment Coding are Paramount to MACRA Success
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    MACRA obviously has increased the need for CDI in outpatient and clinical settings. MIPS success requires it. Clinical documentation in your HCC coding, including RAF scores, will impact your payment under MACRA. CDI Fast Facts MACRA has increased the need to consider CDI in outpatient or   Read more..
    Posted on 23 Nov, 2017
    Clinical Documentation Improvement for Optimal Risk Adjustment
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    Facebook is now an inescapable part of modern life. The popular social networking site boasts 1.86 billion monthly active users as of the end of 2016, and those users come to keep up with their friends, share news and videos, and interact with businesses. Your   Read more..
    Posted on 20 Nov, 2017
    Medical Practice Marketing: Creating & Maintaining an Effective Facebook Page
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    More than two decades ago, a few legislators with good intentions wanted to prevent conflicts of interest in medical decision making that involved Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Starting with clinical labs, Congress began to pass laws prohibiting physicians from referring patients to designated health services   Read more..
    Posted on 30 Oct, 2017
    Are you familiar with the Physician Self-Referral Law—a.k.a, The Stark Law?
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    The HHS OIG released compliance guidelines for most healthcare sectors between 1998 and 2008. During this period, the watchdog agency developed “The Seven Elements of an Effective Compliance Program.” Now, almost 20 years later, these elements remain effective for evaluating the state of your practice’s   Read more..
    Posted on 23 Oct, 2017
    7 Elements of an Effective Compliance Program
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    Practices of all sizes need to pay attention to compliance. Don’t fall prey to the myth that only larger practices are on the regulators’ ‘radar.’ “To tell you the truth, most of the practices I’ve been working with and I’ve been helping are small   Read more..
    Posted on 5 Oct, 2017
    Nail Down 6 Compliance Must-Knows
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    October 2-6 is Customer Service Week—perhaps the best time to ask yourself how your practice is perceived. Would your patients describe you as respectful, sincere, concerned, compassionate? Do they consider your staff helpful, informative, and attentive? If not, you practice is heading for trouble. You and your   Read more..
    Posted on 27 Sep, 2017
    Master Excellence in Patient Relations
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    No matter how carefully you hire, you’ll probably end up with some difficult personalities in your practice. During her presentation at AAO2015, Andrea V. Gray, MD pointed out The Seven Deadly Employee Behaviors, along with ways to make them work for you: The Downer: This is   Read more..
    Posted on 25 Sep, 2017
    Spot & Correct These 7 Deadly Employee Behaviors

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