By Jim Tate – It is not often we are given the opportunity to make a clear-cut decision. If you are anything like me, you chew on the bone of indecision until there is nothing left but the marrow. I make lists of the pros and cons.Read More
Meaningful Use Audits
By Jim Tate – We have all heard them, the urban legends. Giant alligators in the sewers of New York City. The woman who put her poodle in the microwave to dry it off after a bath. And my personal favorite, the Vanishing Hitchhiker.
By Jim Tate – I’ve been holding off writing this post for a few months. Usually I am writing about dry topics like regulatory compliance and governmental policy. But something else has been on my mind.
By Lisa Eramo – Did you know that if your practice received an incentive payment through either the Medicare or Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, you could be subject to a pre- or post-payment audit? Here’s what you need to know:
By Jim Tate – Call it “bad luck”. Call it the “X factor”. Call it whatever you want. The purchase and implementation of health IT continues to exist in a domain that reminds me of the Wild West. Years ago, I experienced this dark corner from both sides of the equation.
By Jim Tate – My dear departed Mother was a spiritualist. While the kids next door were playing Monopoly my siblings and I were being tutored in the finer aspects of the Ouija board.
By Jim Tate – The move toward an interoperable electronic health care data system has been stimulated by a system of incentives, penalties and pay adjustments for providers.
By Jim Tate – Maybe there was no other way to do it. Reign in the high cost of healthcare by boiling it all down to one easy to digest number. Rate each eligible Medicare Part B clinician on a 0 – 100 score.
By Jim Tate – We are now less than a month away from the CMS Final Rule that will affect Medicare Part B reimbursement far into the future. It is expected that the majority of these providers will fall into the MIPS.