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House Votes for Permanent Doc Fix, Bill goes to Senate

On Thursday, the U.S. House voted to repeal Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula and to pass the permanent doc fix bill. The Senate will vote Friday on the bill, which President Obama stated he is ready to sign. Permanent Doc Fix Details: •Physicians receive an annual 0.5% increase in payment rates for the next four [...]

CMS Issues Draft Stage 3 Rules for EHR Incentive Program

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), drafted regulations on Friday, March 20, 2015 for the third stage for Meaningful Use (MU), the EHR incentive program that provides financial incentives for the “meaningful use” of certified EHR technology. What does Stage 3 involve? • Introduces a new edition of certification criteria • Proposes a [...]

By | 2015-03-24T06:49:59+00:00 March 24th, 2015|Articles, EHR / Meaningful Use, Industry Updates|0 Comments

Healthcare Spending Picks Up Pace in Q4

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, healthcare spending is expected to continue growing, as millions of Americans continue to buy health insurance through exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Economists predict that healthcare spending will continue to grow higher than past years’ slow growth rates. A Look at the Numbers: • Healthcare spending grew [...]

By | 2015-03-23T23:49:30+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Articles, Industry Updates|0 Comments

2014 CPT Code Update & ICD-10 Changes for OB/GYN

CHMB is proud to bring you and your practice a webinar series focused on 2014 CPT Code & ICD-10 changes.  Each coding webinar will focus on a medical specialty and will include specific information which will assist your practice in making the transition of code changes and ICD-10 changes. This webinar will focus on the [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:46+00:00 January 31st, 2014|Archived Webinars|0 Comments

Percentage of those gaining coverage under ACA will vary widely by state

The share of individuals who will gain insurance coverage under the federal healthcare reform law will vary sharply from state to state, according to a report released Monday by the Kaiser Family Foundation. For instance, in Texas, Kaiser estimates that just 42% of the 6.2 million non-elderly uninsured residents will be eligible for Medicaid, the [...]

By | 2015-03-17T23:35:52+00:00 January 8th, 2014|Articles, Government Mandates and Compliance|0 Comments

Top 10 Challenges Facing Physicians in 2014

Every challenge is an opportunity. And while this list of 10 challenges facing physicians seems daunting and nearly insurmountable for smaller office-based practices, many believe there is tremendous upside for primary care physicians in leading healthcare delivery in the United States in 2014 and beyond. The result could mean more autonomy; it could mean better [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:46+00:00 December 27th, 2013|Articles, Physician Issues & Best Practices|0 Comments

CPT 2014 Update & ICD-10: Orthopedic Surgery

CHMB is proud to bring you and your practice a webinar series focused on 2014 CPT Code & ICD-10 changes.  Each coding webinar will focus on a medical specialty and will include specific information which will assist your practice in making the transition of code changes and ICD-10 changes. This webinar will focus on the [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:47+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Archived Webinars|0 Comments

CHMB Announced New Executives in Leadership

San Diego, Calif., December 16, 2013 - CHMB announced that two seasoned healthcare professionals have joined the company as they continue to expand their leadership team.   Phebe Jones, Director, Human Resources brings twenty-five years of experience along with Gina Bowden, Client Executive who brings sixteen years in the healthcare industry.   CHMB serves thousands of health [...]

By | 2017-02-23T21:39:47+00:00 December 18th, 2013|Press Releases|0 Comments