By Sarianne Gruber – On October 31, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the Final Rule for the 2015 Physician Fee Schedule ,the annual 1,100 page list of what the Federal Government pays physicians for Medicare patient visits and services.Read More
Healthcare Revenue Cycle and Finance
Here is what you can find if you are looking for answers on Revenue Cycle Management at this year’s HIMSS conference in Chicago, starting April 12th.
By Tawnya Bosko – With increased focus on payment based on value, physician practices and those involved with physician practices need to plan for how to transition to new reimbursement models. Here are the top considerations to keep in mind when implementing value-based structures:
By Sarianne Gruber – The Excess Factor and Penalty Impasse – The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act created the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program and required CMS to penalize IPPS hospitals with high readmission rates.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) publishes a treasure trove of resources and guides to support providers in their health IT adoption efforts. One such guide outlines a process for managing and maintaining e-prescribing.
CMS issued a final national coverage determination that provides for Medicare coverage of Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT). The coverage is effective immediately.
By Sarianne Gruber – Without interoperability of health technologies, a comprehensive exchange of health data does not exist. Yet, at the New York State Health Department meeting on December 11, 2014, state government officials, clinicians, executives and media gathered at NYU Langone Medical Center for a news breaking session…
By Sarianne Gruber, Senior Consultant, Encore Health Resources Twitter: @subtleimpact Without interoperability of health technologies, a comprehensive exchange of health data does not exist. Yet,…
By Ric Sinclair – At the MGMA Annual Conference in October, Cindy Welch joined me in a presentation to talk about how she overcame challenges that virtually every practice faces today—including higher co-payments, HDHPs, uninsured patients, inaccurate insurance information, staff’s reluctance to ask patients for money, and patients’ reluctance to pay.