September 26th 2019
MIPS reporting is more complex now, but the more you invest in quality improvement, the stronger your outcomes will be.
July 24th 2019
Though traditional fee-for-service reimbursement is tied to volume, quality patient care can’t be increased by simply adding more appointments.
May 17th 2019
One independent practice has improved patient outcomes, employee efficiency, and practice revenue by implementing a chronic care management program.
December 18th 2018
Revenue cycle management tips to enhance cash flow under the 2019 Quality Payment Program Final Rule.
October 24th 2018
Doctors may not agree with MACRA, however, refusing to comply will result in financial penalties. The best course of action is to get educated.
How the MIPS proposed rule could affect your practice
A closer look at the changes Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has proposed in its 2019 Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) that can significantly affect physicians, clinicians, and their Medicare reimbursement.
CMS to test waivers of certain MIPS requirements
Physicians participating in certain at-risk Medicare Advantage plans may be exempt from certain Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) requirements.
You have your final MIPS score and feedback. Now what?
Don’t make MIPS a guessing game. Create and implement quality improvement strategies for the 2018 MIPS program and beyond.
Implement medical practice change without going broke or insane
Seven ways to adapt to new regulations coming from D.C. while still managing to treat patients.
Navigating the Shifting Sand under MACRA/MIPS
Regardless of what changes are ultimately made to MACRA, the overall market is staunchly marching towards value-based payment models.
What a Primary-Care Focused Advanced APM Would Look Like
As Medicare increasingly emphasizes value-based care, AAFP leadership is guiding primary-care physicians with its new model.
4 Areas for Practices to Focus on in 2018
MACRA, inventory management, two other areas physician practices should focus on this year to improve care and lower costs.
A Guide to Reporting on MACRA in 2018
Medicare's Quality Payment Program (QPP) is a little different in 2018 than it was in 2017. Here is a guide to this year's reporting requirements.
The Tech Portion of MIPS is Easier Than Meaningful Use
There are a lot of elements of MIPS that should concern physicians, but Advancing Care Information isn't one of them.
13 Quotes that Defined Healthcare in 2017
Between the ACA, physician burnout, and MACRA, it was another eventful year in healthcare. Here are our favorite quotes from the past year.
Top Healthcare News Stories of 2017
The year was full of plenty of headline news events surrounding the Affordable Care Act, HHS, opioids, and more.
MACRA: Looking Back and Looking Ahead to 2018
How did the first year of the program go for practices and what does the final rule mean for them in 2018?
MACRA's Effect on Physician Reimbursement an Uncertainty
The Physicians Practice Compensation Survey explores the impact MACRA will have on physician reimbursement in 2019.
MACRA Final Rule: 9 Takeaways for Practices
Here are the major shifts from the Medicare Quality Payment Program’s proposed rule to the recently released final rule.
CMS Publishes its 2018 MACRA Final Rule
Insight into CMS' 2018 MACRA final rule released earlier this week.
CMS Launches Patients over Paperwork Initiative
Also: President Donald Trump declared a national public health emergency for the opioid epidemic this week.
Five Closing Thoughts from MGMA17
MACRA madness, good advice, and a few other observations from the conference, held in Anaheim.
MACRA Boosts the Power, Relevance of Registries
Clinical Data Registries have taken on renewed meaning because of MIPS reporting requirements. What do physicians have to know about them?
Physicians Designing Unique APMs for MACRA
Doctors are taking it upon themselves to create new payment models to better align with how they administer care.
Crucial Lessons from Falling-Behind Medical Practices
A recent survey shows a grim, but still avoidable, extinction for some medical groups. Here's what these guys need to do to turn it around.
Physicians Take MOC Trials to the State Level
Physicians are taking their well-known disdain for maintenance of certification to state legislators. Has it made a difference?
Physicians Drifting Towards Single-Payer Support
A recent Merritt Hawkins survey found 56 percent of docs in support of single-payer healthcare due to a variety of reasons, including feelings of inevitably.
Building a Medical Coding Team: In-house vs. Outsourced
Should you hire an in-house coder or outsource? Do you need to hire one at all? Answers to these questions and more.
MIPS Virtual Groups Draws Skepticism from Providers
Virtual groups are supposed to help small practice physicians participate in MACRA, but questions remain on how that will happen.
HIEs Seek to Become One-Stop Shop for MACRA Reporting
HIEs see themselves as an engine to help practices report on MACRA measures, but there are a few drawbacks.
2017 Technology Survey Results
This year's survey found that three-fourths of practices say the health IT industry is failing because doctors don't like the technology they use.
Investing in Technology for Value-Based Care Success
Technology will play an important role in determining a practice's success in MACRA. Here's what you need to invest in.
The Good and Bad of the 2018 MACRA Proposed Rule
CMS' proposed rule for the 2018 performance year of the Quality Payment Program should be seen as a major win for small practices, experts say.
4 Tips to Strategically Align with MACRA
Follow these tips to avoid feeling overwhelmed by MACRA requirements, while remaining prepared for the uncertain future.
10 Takeaways from the 2018 MACRA Proposed Rule
What do practices need to know about the proposed rule for MACRA reporting in 2018? Here are our top 10 takeaways.
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