As Cuts Loom, Should You Switch to Digital Radiography?

By | 2017, Coding and Auditing, Regulatory Compliance
As Cuts Loom, Should You Switch to Digital Radiography? By Andy Oterson National Account Manager at Henry Schein Medical. Last year, Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, which includes reductions in reimbursements for imaging performed with analog X-ray and computed radiology systems, beginning in 2017 and beyond. Medicare will begin to reduce payments by 20% on analog...
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Could 2018 Forever Change E/M Coding and Documentation?

By | 2017, Coding and Auditing, Regulatory Compliance
Could 2018 Forever Change E/M Coding and Documentation? By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA Director of Content at DoctorsManagement. The most fundamental rules for documenting and coding evaluation and management (E/M) services could see a major change in 2018 under provisions in Medicare’s Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule for next year. These changes could include simply...
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Repeal Efforts: Will Obamacare ‘Implode’ as Trump Predicts?

By | 2017, Coding and Auditing, Regulatory Compliance
Repeal Efforts: Will Obamacare ‘Implode’ as Trump Predicts? By Grant Huang, CPC, CPMA Director of Content at DoctorsManagement. Efforts to replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have ended with no clear path to a second attempt, while Congressional Republicans seem uninterested in reviving them. But without any action from Congress, could the ACA “implode” on...
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6 Tips to Get Paid by Medicare

By | 2017, Frank Cohen, Regulatory Compliance
6 Tips to Get Paid by Medicare By Frank Cohen, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence As originally published by gopractice.kareo.com Accepting Medicare is one of many ways in which physicians can expand their practices. (See my previous article on the Pros and Cons of Medicare for Independent Practices.) That’s because even despite often having a lower fee schedule, Medicare...
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Pros and Cons of Medicare for Independent Practices

By | 2017, Frank Cohen, Regulatory Compliance
Pros and Cons of Medicare for Independent Practices By Frank Cohen, Director of Analytics and Business Intelligence As originally published by gopractice.kareo.com These days, there’s no shortage of payers in the healthcare marketplace, and many physicians choose to contract with those that pay the highest rates. This strategy means that Medicare—a payer that often pays the lowest rates—falls...
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Medicare Makes Changes to the Appeals Process

By | 2017, Coding and Auditing, Regulatory Compliance
Medicare Makes Changes to the Appeals Process By Sean Weiss, CPC, CPMA, CHC, CEMA, CMCO, CPMA, CPC-P, CPC Partner, Vice President of Compliance   On June 29th The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) issued the Medicare Program: “Changes to the Medicare Claims and Entitlement, Medicare Advantage and Organization Determination, and Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage...
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DM Appoints Gene Good as CEO

By | 2017, DM in the News
PRESS RELEASE DoctorsManagement Appoints Gene Good as CEO to Expand the Firm’s Position in the Healthcare Consulting Arena New CEO, Gene Good, has vision, strategy and dedication to help healthcare facilities deliver quality care in the midst of reform and industry turmoil. Gene Good, CEO DoctorsManagement, LLC Knoxville, Tennessee, August 8, 2017: DoctorsManagement (DM) announced...
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