Breaking down MIPS – Part 4: Advancing care information

MIPS Advancing care information

When it comes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and moving Medicare Part B clinicians to a performance-based payment system, most practices know by now that there are 2 tracks to choose from—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-Based … Continue reading

Breaking down MIPS – Part 3: Improvement activities category

MIPS Advancing care information

When it comes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and moving Medicare Part B clinicians to a performance-based payment system, most practices know by now that there are 2 tracks to choose from—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-Based … Continue reading

Breaking down MIPS – Part 2: Cost category

MIPS Advancing care information

When it comes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and moving Medicare Part B clinicians to a performance-based payment system, most practices know by now that there are 2 tracks to choose from—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-Based … Continue reading

Breaking down MIPS – Part 1: Quality category

MIPS Advancing care information

When it comes to the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and moving Medicare Part B clinicians to a performance-based payment system, most practices know by now that there are 2 tracks to choose from—Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) or the Merit-Based … Continue reading

Attract new patients. Better connect with existing patients.

Practice Marketing Yelp for doctors

Attract new patients. Better connect with existing patients.  Practice marketing is the tool that makes it easy for your practice to shine online and connect with patients. Did you know that 77% of patients search online before making an appointment … Continue reading

MACRA – 5 Big Questions Answered

MACRA Resource Center

There has been much discussion surrounding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) of 2015. Brought to you by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), it is designed to fix the previous Medicare payment formula in order to create a sustainable physician payment structure with long-term actionable savings. Recently, Kelly Whittle, of Whittle Advisors answered five MACRA questions that we’ve heard most frequently.

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MACRA consultant prefers Care360 EHR

MACRA Consultant

Peter Mercuri is a practice transformation specialist with Quality Insights, a not-for-profit company focused on measuring and improving healthcare quality. Over the years, the Regional Extension Center, now known as Quality Insights, has assisted over 4,000 physicians in the state of Pennsylvania with the transition from paper documents to electronic health records (EHR).

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Small practice or ACO, focus remains on patient care

ACO patient care

It’s not your imagination. If you feel like there are fewer solo physician practices these days, you’re right. Physicians in practices of nine or less dropped from 40.1% to 35.3% from June 2013 to December 2015, according to researchers who studied the Medicare Physician Compare public use datasets from that time period.

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ePrescribing and EPCS can help fight opioid epidemic

These days the opioid epidemic is a frequent news story. While the government tries hard to keep abuse of prescription painkillers in check, healthcare providers on the front lines require tools to support the appropriate prescribing of controlled substances. Electronic … Continue reading

Trump and healthcare – 4 predictions

Donald Trump Healthcare

Ever since the 2016 election, the healthcare industry has speculated on the type of legislation with which the Trump administration would replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On March 24 President Trump was dealt a big loss in regards to healthcare reform when his bill, the American Health Care Act (AHCA), designed to repeal and replace the ACA, was pulled from a vote on the House floor. Trump and key proponents tried to rush this bill through Congress, Republicans were divided and unsupportive of it, and, as a result, nothing happened.

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