Practice Management

9 strategies to prepare your practice for ICD10Not sure how to start preparing for ICD-10 in your own medical practice? These strategies can help physicians prepare for the transition set for October 1, 2015.
CMS to ease MU2 reporting requirementsResponding to pressure from physicians, hospitals and lawmakers, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to give electronic health record (EHR) users more flexibility in meeting the requirements of its meaningful use program.
Premium Content | 4 Surefire Signs You Need a New EHRAs of November 1, 2014, only 2% of eligible professionals had attested to Meaningful Use 2. This is not good news for the thousands of independent physician practices that rely on Medicare payments: the Center for Medicare Services is slated to hand out 1% penalties this year for MU2 slackers

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7 ways to prepare for a meaningful use auditHere are seven strategies your practice can use to make sure you meet all the requirements of the MU program should the auditors come calling, and ensure you can keep the incentive money you earned.
How to fix meaningful use to help physiciansWhile the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have made tweaks to the meaningful use (MU) program to help physicians attest to stage 2, many physicians are still struggling with the burden.
ICD-10 deadline: GOP lawmakers working to keep October 2015 transition dateAs medical practice owners continue to ready their practices for International Classification of Diseases-10th revision (ICD-10) implementation in October, lawmakers are still undecided as to whether another delay will be included in sustainable growth rate (SGR) legislation slated for the spring.

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MEDPAC recommends cuts to specialists to fund primary care incentive programIn order to continue funding the expiring bonus payment for primary care physicians, the commission will suggest a 1.4% payment cut in 75% of non-primary care services
Obama administration looks to jump-start value-based payment programs
ONC announces new chief health information officer
MU2: Mission Impossible
MU2: Mission Impossible

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