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Non-Financial Terms and Conditions of Payer Agreements

November 10, 2015

Build Your Business Non-Financial Terms and Conditions of Payer Agreements There are two major components of the payer-negotiation process: the financial terms of the new contract or amendment and the actual terms and conditions of the written agreement. It is typically more productive to conclude the rate negotiations prior to a review of the actual proposed written agreement/amendment....   Read more »

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Enhance Quality Care and Additional Revenue with Chronic Care Management

November 10, 2015

Independent Physicians Spotlight Enhance Quality Care and Additional Revenue with Chronic Care Management In January 2015, CMS began reimbursing clinicians for providing oversight and care coordination (i.e., non-face-to-face care) to Medicare’s sickest beneficiaries. The new reimbursement code reflects an acknowledgment by CMS that compensation for the chronic care management (CCM)...   Read more »

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CMS Implemented EPSU Modifiers in January but MACs can Determine Requirements

November 10, 2015

Ask the Coder CMS Implemented EPSU Modifiers in January but MACs can Determine Requirements In January 2015, CMS implemented the EPSU modifiers defining subsets of modifier 59. MACs can determine whether they will require the new EPSU modifiers. Providers and coders should check with their local MAC to determine if the EPSU modifiers will be recognized. Read more   Read more »

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Six Key Differences Between ICD-9 and ICD-10

June 24, 2015

Six Key Differences Between ICD-9 and ICD-10 The changes in the new ICD-10 coding system will help you do your job better. Here are some changes you'll be happy to meet… Read More »   Read more »

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ICD-10 Procrastinator's Six-Month Timeline

June 24, 2015

ICD-10 Procrastinator's Six-Month Timeline ICD-10 will be here before you know it. Here's what you need to do before October 1… Read More »   Read more »

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Medical Economics reports on the birth of Medicare

June 19, 2015

Medical Economics reports on the birth of Medicare Medical Economics looks back on the reporting we did before and after the passage of Medicare 50 years ago to see what came to pass, what didn't, and what's in the future. » Read more   Read more »

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How Congress finally killed SGR

June 19, 2015

How Congress finally killed SGR Legislators and physician organizations took last year's failed attempt at reform and pushed it through in a different political climate. » Read more   Read more »

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After SGR: Physician pay facing a value-driven future

June 19, 2015

After SGR: Physician pay facing a value-driven future The annual battle over the SGR formula has come to an end. But the program that replaces it will be Medicare's leap into the world of value-based payment and risk sharing. » Read more   Read more »

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The Effect of ICD-10 on Your Medical Practice Budget

March 12, 2015

The Effect of ICD-10 on Your Medical Practice Budget You've budgeted for training and software upgrades, but there are less tangible costs attributed to the ICD-10 transition. Here's how to prepare… Read More »   Read more »

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Eight ICD-10 Resources to Prepare Your Practice

March 12, 2015

Eight ICD-10 Resources to Prepare Your Practice ICD-10 training for your staff will vary by learning style and practice role. Here are eight resources to meet your needs… Read More »   Read more »

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