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AMA Released MACRA Tools to Prepare for Upcoming Changes

The American Medical Association (AMA) released on Wednesday new online tools to help providers prepare for the upcoming changes that are happening soon with the finalization of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). MACRA replaced the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR)formula and provides annual payment updates instead of annual pay cuts made from [...]

A Look at ICD-10 After One Year

On October 1, 2015, ICD-10 launched nationwide, with the intentions of improving quality reporting and making reimbursement processes more efficient. The healthcare industry made hefty preparations to prevent denials and a decrease in productivity. Since the United States was late in adopting ICD-10, the U.S. healthcare industry had time to review and understand the obstacles [...]

By | 2016-10-11T09:48:08+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Articles, ICD-10|0 Comments

Top 5 Trends Transforming Healthcare

According to research findings from PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute (HRI), there are five healthcare trends that are transforming the healthcare landscape. While some of these trends are fueling growth, some are also inhibiting growth, causing challenges for many healthcare providers.The trend that will be the most likely to grow is the shift from volume-based care to [...]

By | 2016-09-27T12:03:55+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Articles, Industry Updates|0 Comments

Healthcare Spending Increases 6.7% in Q2

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, healthcare spending has increase 6.7% in Q2 of 2016. This increase in spending is the highest increase since Q1 in 2015, which was at a 7.1% increase in healthcare spending.The data for the healthcare spending was from the amount that insurers and payers spent on patient services from hospitals, [...]

By | 2016-09-23T11:43:06+00:00 September 23rd, 2016|Articles, Industry Updates|0 Comments

Providers Given Flexibility on MACRA

Amid the pressure from the industry to lessen the requirements of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Thursday that providers will be able to comply with the MACRA at their own pace and choose from four options.MACRA is intended to reform the physician payment [...]

Duplicate Health Coverage Coming to an End

According to an action by the Obama administration, consumers who have Medicaid and are receiving subsidies from the government to assist in paying for private health insurance will lose their dual coverage.This action is being made as an effort to prevent the federal government from paying double for a person's health care coverage, as that person [...]

4 Billing Issues Hurting Your Revenue Cycle

Healthcare revenue cycle management is a complex network of processes with many different departments and stakeholders involved. Having an efficient and healthy medical billing process not only makes it easier on everyone involved, but it will get you paid!Navigating through the challenges of medical billing may seem complicated, but it is crucial for a practice [...]

By | 2016-08-08T13:46:26+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Articles, Revenue Cycle Management (RCM)|0 Comments

CMS Announces Hospital Star Ratings

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings that will be used to rate hospitals in the nation on the quality of the facility and services.The Hospital Star Ratings are measured on a scale from one to five stars, Hospitals with a five star ratings will hold the highest [...]