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MIPS Sees Changes In Its Final Rule

By 2016, Regulatory Compliance
MIPS Sees Changes In Its Final Rule CMS has chosen to compromise with providers in its final rule for the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), not only offering easier reporting during the first two years of the program, but also reducing the amount of measures required for MIPS components. CMS has stated that 2017 will...
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How CERTain Are We About the CERT Results?

By 2016, Frank Cohen, Regulatory Compliance
How CERTain Are We About the CERT Results? By Frank Cohen, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence As originally published by Racmonitor.com I recently was reading through the Nov. 15 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) blog post written by Shantanu Agrawal, M.D., Deputy Administrator and Director for Center for Program Integrity, and Jennifer Main,...
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Send In The Clowns: The RACs are Back

By 2016, Frank Cohen
Send In The Clowns: The RACs are Back By Frank Cohen, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence The RACs are back.  On October 31, CMS announced that they have awarded the next round of RAC contracts.  But I think they should have used the word “rewarded” instead of “awarded” since, at least in the past,...
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How To Handle Employment Agreements

By 2016, Human Resources
How To Handle Employment Agreements for Physicians and Practice Managers Employment agreements can be a major thorn in the side for physician owners and their practice administrators if they aren’t keenly aware of what these documents contain. They seem simple, and are often set aside after being signed, gathering dust until a question arises around...
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Conspiracy Or Incompetence? You Decide

By 2016, Frank Cohen
Conspiracy Or Incompetence?  You Decide By Frank Cohen, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence According to a recent survey of Americans, only 17% were satisfied with the way our government is working.  And it’s no surprise since, in my opinion, the number one item that the government produces is confusion.  So, it should be no...
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