The Business of Medicine Newsletter – August 2016
Volume 4, Issue 8
Inside the August issue: CMS releases new proposed rule for Episode Payment Model (EPM) that will bundle more payments, DoctorsManagement works with U.S. Surgeon General to curb opioid abuse in Tennessee, Feds move to block two major insurance mergers, why efficiency is key to revenue cycle improvement, and an update on separately reporting shoulder debridement.
- EPM proposed rule. Learn about the specialties and procedures impacted by a new bundled payment rule being proposed by CMS.
- Opioid abuse. DoctorsManagement works with top federal officials to reduce opioid abuse in Tennessee, one of the nation’s hardest-hit states in terms of addiction and deaths.
- Payer mergers. See why the Department of Justice wants to block two massive insurance company mergers and what the implications are for medical practices.
- Revenue growth. Third in a series of high-level columns on growing your practice’s revenue. In this segment, our experts define efficiency in a practice management context and how their models apply in day-to-day workflow.
- Shoulder debridement. CMS is allowing separate reporting of shoulder debridement code 29823, but there is a catch. Learn why you need to ask your MAC before unbundling.