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Tag: MACRA

Global surgery visits: New requirements to bill Medicare

June 26th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

This month, Inside Angle blogger Rebecca Caux-Harry discusses E/M coding guidelines with Andee Andriole, 3M senior manager of outpatient consulting services. Andee: So, I guess we need to start thinking […]

Value-based payment means risk adjustment for effective revenue cycle management

May 3rd, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

Value-based payment models are attracting attention for risk adjustment methodologies, especially HCC risk adjustment, which is used to calculate cost benchmarks for Medicare Advantage and other CMS payment models including […]

MACRA/MIPS: Are you ready?

April 21st, 2017 / By Mary Zeigle, MS

A recent survey in Healthcare Informatics  on physician readiness for implementing MACRA indicates a strong need for assistance and support.  The overall results of readiness of physicians polled show that […]

What’s in it for me? Accurate reimbursement!

February 10th, 2017 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

I paraphrase, but this is essentially the question we hear from providers when we talk about ICD-10 coding accuracy.

A look back at popular blogs of 2016

December 29th, 2016

Happy New Year and thank you to all our readers! Before we officially start 2017, catch up on five of Inside Angle’s most read blogs of 2016: Overcoming skepticism about […]

Should we fear change?

December 7th, 2016 / By Rebecca Caux-Harry

When it comes to regulatory changes, do we still have anything left to fear?  Oh sure, there are all kinds of changes coming for us, like the merit-based incentive payment […]

Webinar: Making sense of MACRA

Have you been leafing through all 2,000+ pages of the Final Rule? Save yourself time and learn how your system can succeed under the new guidelines.

Webinar: Value-based reimbursement and the role of HCCs for risk adjustment

With Jeremy Zasowski, Donna Smith, RHIA

CMS is moving to shift healthcare payments from traditional fee-for-service models to value-based reimbursement (VBR). How prepared is your organization to successfully receive accurate reimbursement for your patient population?

Tackling health care’s ever-decreasing competition

November 18th, 2016 / By Richard Fuller, MS, Norbert Goldfield, MD

In a recent perspective piece in JAMA Forum, Dr. Ashish Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health argues that increased provider consolidation is threatening the financial viability of the […]

Physicians and quality metrics: They care…they REALLY care!

November 14th, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

So, this month I am taking a slight detour. Instead of continuing to dissect AHRQ version 6.0 changes, I would like to reflect on providers and quality. I promise to […]

Observations from the corner of Medicare Advantage and MACRA

November 2nd, 2016 / By Clark Cameron, Gretchen Mills

In early October, CMS surprised everyone and published the highly anticipated Final Rule on MACRA well ahead of schedule. A number of blogs have since provided high-level summaries of the […]

What can we expect in the MACRA final rule?

October 14th, 2016 / By Gretchen Mills

Congress passed MACRA in a bi-partisan (yes it actually can happen!) effort.  The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 900-page proposed rule on April 27, 2016, requesting […]