3 in 1: Integrated EHR, PM, and RCM for your practice

Integrated EHR

According to a 2016 study from the Annals of Internal Medicine, physicians spend 49% of their office day on paperwork. Your practice is very likely utilizing an electronic health record (EHR) to record patient data and care, but are you … Continue reading

Inside MACRA: The MIPS Track Explained

Kelly Whittle MIPS MACRA webianr

MACRA, or the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has certainly brought its share of questions as it replaces the previous Medicare payment formula. Recently, Kelly Whittle of Whittle … Continue reading

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

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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