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Be mindful of the patient: Would you want to get an unanticipated bill or unclear diagnosis?

May 13th, 2019 / By Jean Jones, CPC

The Boston Globe is running a series of articles about patients being billed for out-of-network providers in the healthcare setting. The articles detail how patients get hit with a surprise […]

The new CMS MIPS site: A breath of fresh air

May 8th, 2019 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

While the intent of MIPS is important with its end goal of improved quality and patient care, the program’s content can be challenging for coders, billers and providers. The data […]

MIPS repeal? MedPAC urges scrapping MIPS in favor of tracking more meaningful outcomes

October 6th, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

“The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission is pushing for the immediate repeal and replacement of a Medicare payment system that aims to improve the quality of patient care.” – Modern Healthcare […]

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 […]

I don’t care what people say…Quality is here to stay!

December 21st, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As usual I have a song in my head and this month is no different (rock ‘n’ roll tunes are so catchy)!  As we are about to navigate through uncertain […]

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.

Creating a buffer between reporting requirements and work that improves outcomes

September 26th, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

MIPS is coming and physicians are unsettled.  Programs with the best of intentions can have unintended side effects. Healthcare providers across the U.S. have justified complaints regarding the multiple reporting […]

Webinar: Data quality and the future of reimbursement

Exploring changing quality programs with Christine McNamara, Program Director for Coding Services at 3M HIS and Melody Mulaik, President and Co-Founder of Coding Strategies, Inc.

MACRA Proposed Rule: What it means for Medicare Advantage

May 13th, 2016 / By Gretchen Mills

On April 27, 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to implement key provisions of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of […]