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November 4, 2013
Louisiana’s Medicaid EHR Incentive Program

Louisiana is the first state in the nation to issue an incentive payment to a Medicaid ...

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November 4, 2013
An Outside Approach to Revenue Cycle Improvement

Strategies for managing revenue cycle performance typically involve regularly combing over processes and technology functions to ...

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November 4, 2013
Community Health Centers Provide Care, Promote Wellness.

Read the full article below.  http://azstarnet.com/news/opinion/guest-column-community-health-centers-like-el-rio-provide-care/article_64710617-63b2-5882-b9ca-c84c25ee55e5.html

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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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November 4, 2013
DecisionHealth Breaking News Alert: OIG releases 2013 Work Plan

DecisionHealth Financial Health for Healthcare. The Office of Inspector General’s ( OlG ) Work Plan sets forth ...

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November 4, 2013
Payers Embrace Medical Homes ‘With Enthusiasm’ to Cut Costs, Improve Care

Patient-centered medical homes (PCMH) have reached a critical juncture in their short existence–achieving broad private- and ...

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November 4, 2013
The Science Behind Medical Billing

Medical Billing, also known as Revenue cycle management, is considered to be one of the most ...

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November 4, 2013
7 Things Medical Billers Should So to Increase Revenue

Today’s healthcare industry is full of ever-changing laws, regulations, guidelines and payer policies making medical billing ...

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November 4, 2013
Health Law Alert

HHS Warns Providers of Abusive “Over-documentation” via EMR to inappropriately elevate reimbursement.http://www.nixonpeabody.com/HHS_warns_hospitals_and_health_care_providers_not_to_game_system

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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
Regulatory Update

Important Information about the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2013 CMS has prepared and sent HBMA ...

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November 4, 2013
U.S. Warning to Hospitals on Medicare Bill Abuses

Saying there are “troubling indications” of abuse in the way hospitals use electronic records to bill ...

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November 4, 2013
Assessing the Potential Impact on Sequestration on Community Health Centers, Patients, and Medically Underserved Communities

There will be a real and significant impact from the Sequestration cuts to Community Health organizations.  ...

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November 4, 2013
Significant changes to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for psychiatry and psychotherapy services

Effective January 1, 2013, there were significant changes to Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes for psychiatry ...

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October 21, 2013
Medicare PPS is here… now what?

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is full of good intentions not the least of which (via ...

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October 21, 2013
Breaking the Denial Management Circle

It is a cold Monday morning in the middle of flu season.   There are patients lined ...

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October 21, 2013
SNOMED-CT to ICD-10: Who Assigns the Code?

With the deadline looming for transition from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10-CM on October 1, 2014, another deadline ...

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October 21, 2013
One source of truth.

Most of us remember the “Enron Scandal” and the effects it had on the financial industry.   ...

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October 21, 2013
When it comes to software we ask ourselves “build it or buy it”, we should really be asking “build it or rent it?”

There’s something magical about owning your own home. When you walk through that door, you are ...

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October 21, 2013
CHC Outsourcing Horror Stories… Yeah, we’ve heard them too.

Ask anyone and you will hear a “worst case scenario” of outsourcing.  Whether its you speaking ...

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October 21, 2013
Welcome to ICD10 Clients

ICD-10-CM: Start Now & Be Ready for Oct. 1, 2014 ICD-10-CM is looming — and you ...

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October 21, 2013
Accounts Receivable Management Tips for CHC’s & More

Accounts receivable, unpaid claims, outstanding invoices – no matter what the label, it is money left ...

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October 21, 2013
Asking the right question to get a more accurate response

In an attempt to get the answers you need, first you must make sure to ask ...

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October 21, 2013
Medicaid Expansion – Clinic Expansion

The Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) allowed states to opt out of ...

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October 21, 2013
Why Admit to Your CHC That There’s Something You Don’t Know?

“True knowledge is knowing you know nothing.” -Plato’s Socrates It is impossible to know everything.  On ...

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