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MACRA

50% Practitioners not prepared for MACRA Quality Measures

It has been more than two years since Congress voted to enact the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 and subsequent deadlines for various aspects of the law were issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

And yet, surveys conducted earlier this year and a few conducted more recently indicate that a large number of healthcare professionals are not familiar with the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).

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Provider Credentialing

Efficient Provider Credentialing for Greater Patient Safety

To provide the best possible healthcare to your patients, it is important that your healthcare providers are up to the task. But, how can you ensure that the healthcare providers you hire are competent and qualified for the job?

In the following article, I’m going to show you why Provider credentialing is the best way to compare,

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HCC Coding Tips

What is HCC Coding/What does HCC Stand for?

HCC scores have been used since 2004 by Medicare to adjust payments based on the risk level of the enrollee. This has resulted in Medicare paying a higher monthly capitation fee for patients with higher HCC scores as these require more resources and disease intervention.

So, what is HCC in medical terms and what is HCC healthcare?

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Adjusted Collection Rate

Understanding Net Collection Rates

Understanding net collection rates will help you to gain a better understanding of how much money that is owed to your practice is collected. Calculating your collection rate is quite simple, but it offers an excellent understanding of where your business stands and how you can improve it through medical billing operations.

Calculating your Net Collection Rate

The net collection rate holds a barometer to the health of your medical practice.

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Top MACRA Challenges

Top MACRA Challenges for Clinicians

MACRA replaces the service based payment with the value-based payment system. This change has brought about a number of challenges for the physicians, which they have to overcome in order to continue to have a hassle-free practice. Some of the most common challenges that a physician has to overcome when dealing with MACRA are as follows:

Staying aware of the MACRA and MIPS details

Despite having come into practice in 2015,

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MACRA MIPS

CMS: 800,000 Physicians Exempted from MACRA MIPS Reporting

CMS seems to have done a complete turn-around since its 2016 release of mandating MACRA participation, especially for the Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs). As of this year, over 800,000 clinicians are not expected to comply with the MACRA MIPS reporting, which could have potentially saved them million in compliance costs.

Who are exempt,

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Pediatric Telemedicine Growth

Pediatric Telemedicine To See Growth

Healthcare practitioners have always been welcoming to new technological developments that assure better care facilities for their patients. Telemedicine care is one such improved technological advancement that has played an important role in how patients interact with their physicians.

A survey by the Nemours Children’s Health systems showed that the telemedicine in the pediatricmedical field is steadily increasing.

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EHR Adoption Cardiologists

CDC: Cardiologists and Neurologists Top Specialists in EHR Adoption

Electronic Health Records (EHR) effectively refers to the digitization of the patient’s information charts for archival and retrieval purposes in future. This digitized information is easy to access, even from remote locations, thus ensuring that the physician has accurate information about the patient’s medical history at his fingertips at all times.

The tactful benefits offered by digitization of patient records have pushed physicians to aggressively adopt EHR in their practices.

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Tips for MACRA Compliance

10 Tips for Small Practices for MACRA Compliance

Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act (MACRA) will have a tremendous impact on the business and health care models in healthcare establishments throughout the country. MACRA is being implemented partially in most establishments voluntarily, to get a taste of what is yet to come and is expected to be fully implemented by the end of 2018.

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