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March 25, 2015
$7.2 Billion in Funding for CHC’s Hits a Snag

The recently announced bipartisan health care deal has come upon opposition in the Senate. The deal ...

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March 24, 2015
Iowa Medicaid Managed Care Proposal Hits Opposition

Plans to shift Iowa’s Medicaid program to managed care face opposition. Click Here to Read More 

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March 5, 2015
PMG, Inc. Joins Community Health Centers in Marking 50 Years of Saving Lives

PMG, Inc. is joining the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) in celebrating the success ...

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February 17, 2015
What’s Your Average Number of Visits Per Hour?

Let’s face it. There are very few things that your CHC can do to immediately and ...

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November 6, 2014
Charge Setting at your CHC…Maximize Opportunities with Prudent Planning

New HRSA SFDS PIN, Medicare Rate Hike, & Medicare “G” Codes Create Perfect Storm Too often when ...

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October 15, 2014
Elements of an Effective Payment Plan

Whether it’s the complexities in payment methodology, increase focus on outcomes, or the attention on health ...

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August 1, 2014
Deadline for ICD-10 and FFS Testing Opportunities

http://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Coding/ICD10/Medicare-Fee-For-Service-Provider-Resources.html    

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June 3, 2014
Time has not been wasted.

So everyone is really, and I mean really tired of hearing about ICD 10, and the ...

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May 13, 2014
Why Are We Scared of Auditors?

Want a sure fire way to send shivers up anyone’s back? Just tell them that they ...

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April 30, 2014
Find Inspiration in Constant Change…Or at least a reason to be willing to constantly change.

I write as I am crusing, according to our pilot, at 37,000 feet heading to Phoenix ...

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April 14, 2014
Time for Spring Cleaning!

Time for Spring Cleaning! Here in New England the weather has started to warm up.  It ...

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April 7, 2014
Adapting to Change

Groups like the American Medical Association which lobbied hard for another ICD-10 delay had their wish ...

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March 28, 2014
ICD-10 Delay… Again. Team Ready v. Team Tardy.

By now you have most likely heard about the probable delay of ICD-10, again.  H.R. 4302-Protecting ...

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March 28, 2014
The ground is rumbling in Washington.

Well it’s been an interesting week in Washington.   On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted ...

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March 11, 2014
ACA & ICD-10 Success… Make Your Own Luck.

“Be prepared, work hard, and hope for a little luck. Recognize that the harder you work ...

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February 27, 2014
Benchmarking for Payment Expectations

Recently I was challenged by a CFO who was caught off guard when payments were significantly ...

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February 10, 2014
Medicare Sequestration Adjustment Codes Changed

The Budget Control Act of 2011 mandated across the board reductions in government spending.   In 2013 ...

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February 3, 2014
System table access – lock it down or leave the door wide open?

File maintenance, system tables, administration, master lists, etc. – it has many names depending on who ...

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January 20, 2014
Procrastination makes easy things hard

“Procrastination makes easy things hard and hard things harder.” -Mason Cooley Sub Title: Procrastination… Big Dates ...

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December 26, 2013
The Devil is Lurking in your System Dictionaries

When is the last time you did a review of your system tables and dictionaries? Are ...

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December 9, 2013
How YOU doing?

As CHCs continue working towards the October 1, 2014 deadline for ICD-10 implementation, it is apparent ...

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November 26, 2013
Proposed PPS Encounter Rate Elevation… Better Update Your CHC’s Charge Schedule

By now hopefully most of you know about the proposed Medicare PPS rate hike set to ...

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November 7, 2013
ICD-10 for Non-Coders

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November 4, 2013
FQHC Payment Increase 2013

Announcement of Medicare Rural health Clinic (RHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) Payment Rate Increases.MLN ...

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November 4, 2013
OIG Releases Semiannual Report to Congress

Expected Recoveries Set to Exceed $1 Billion The Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department ...

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November 4, 2013
5010 Enforcement Discretion Period Ends June 30, 2012

The CMS Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) reminds industry that the end of its ...

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November 4, 2013
Supreme Court Decision on the Constitutionality of the PPACA

HBMA GR Committee Earlier today, the Supreme Court announced its decision on the questions it was ...

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November 4, 2013
2012 Integration Summit – Save the Date

3rd AnnualPrimary Care and Behavioral Health Integration Summit September 12, 2012 Jacobs Center in San Diego12:00 ...

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November 4, 2013
AMA 2012 National Health Insurer Report Card

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) National Health Insurer Report Card (NHIRC) provides physicians and the general ...

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November 4, 2013
Those Pesky Insurance Exchanges

Northwest Regional Primary Care Association, Lynn Gerlach, Member Services Coordinator I don’t know about you, but I ...

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November 4, 2013
Study Shows Community Health Centers Compare Well With Private Practices

Government-funded community health centers, which serve low-income and uninsured patients, provide better care than do private ...

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November 4, 2013
Businesses will push Perry to rethink Medicaid expansion

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he rejects the “Obamacare power grab” and will block measures expanding ...

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November 4, 2013
ACA decision leaves questions for health centers

The Supreme Court decision affirming the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act last month made clear, ...

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November 4, 2013
PA Authority and Power Expanded in Mass

SB 2400 Signed into Law! Important Changes for PA Profession On August 6th, Governor Deval Patrick ...

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November 4, 2013
One-year delay for ICD-10 is finalized

CMS today posted a rule in the Federal Register that finalizes the proposed one-year delay for ...

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November 4, 2013
Payers Developing and Acquiring Surgery Centers: Growing Model of ASC Ownership

“For many years there were three typical owners of ambulatory surgery centers: surgeons, management and development ...

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November 4, 2013
Medical spending likely to remain high despite healthcare law

“The U.S. spends more on healthcare than any other country. Unnecessary medical care, fraud and excessive ...

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November 4, 2013
3 Trends Reshaping Physician Practices

“The life and outlook of the American physician is changing, clearly indicated by the data in Physicians ...

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