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Q&A: MIPS Reporting – The Importance of Selecting the Right Reporting Methodology

Sarah Reiter, MIPS expert, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships with Health eFilings presented the webinar “How to Manage the Challenges of MIPS Reporting” recently and a recording can now be found on our YouTube Channel. Sarah returned with this helpful blog on the importance of the correct reporting methodology as the year comes to a

Q&A: Payor Disputes and Audits: Observations & Strategies

Courtney Tito, Esq., Member of McDonald Hopkins, LLC presented the webinar “Payor Disputes and Audits: Observations & Strategies” recently and a recording can now be found on our YouTube Channel. Courtney returned to answer many commonly asked questions on our blog. Can you provide a brief overview of the Medicare appeals process for overpayment demands?

By |October 16th, 2019|CMS, Medicare|

Q&A: Understanding the Healthcare Quality Measurement Data Landscape: “Data is the New Oil”

Reid Kiser is the founder and president of Kiser Healthcare Solutions, LLC presented the webinar “Understanding the Healthcare Quality Measurement Data Landscape: "Data is the New Oil” recently and a recording can now be found on our YouTube Channel.  Reid returned to answer many commonly asked questions on our blog. Why is quality and quality

By |September 12th, 2019|EHR, Medicare|

Avoid physician burnout with fee-for-time compensation

Do you know a physician who needs a vacation?   Find a coverage solution with fee-for-time compensation arrangements Physicians report a high rate of burnout, so it’s especially important to overcome scheduling challenges and prioritize vacations. In other professions taking a much -needed break might be achieved by simply creating an e-mail autoresponder.  However, physicians

3 Common Misconceptions about MIPS

Even though the largest healthcare fraud takedown in history occurred in July, 2017, QPP, MACRA, MIPS and APMs continue to dominate the compliance conversation. Confusion and discontent are present as providers and managers struggle to make decisions regarding their approach to regulations that will determine the amount of their future Medicare reimbursements. Results of a

Abbreviations 101: FQHC vs RHC

Over the last several decades, the number of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) have been on the rise, due in part to the growing Medicare population and increasing reimbursement. Latest statistics show there are over 1200 FQHCs that meet grant requirements and over 4000 Medicare-certified RHCs in the US and

OIG WORKPLAN 2016

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) is responsible for protecting the integrity of the programs in Health and Human Services against fraud, waste and abuse as well as recommending improvements to the system that would promote efficiency and efficacy within the limits of the health care laws.   Although OIG oversight includes programs such as

Are You Prepared for the HIPAA Phase 2 Audits?

After reviewing the HIPAA Privacy case investigations from 2009-2011, the Office of the Inspector General sent a strong message to the Office of Civil Rights in regard to the administration and enforcement of the HIPAA Privacy Rule. The OIG recommendation is clear in the September 2015 executive summary, “OCR Should Strengthen Its Oversight of Covered

Billing Care Plan Oversight Risks

Care Plan Oversight describes the physician or other healthcare professional’s supervision of patients in hospice, nursing facilities or those receiving care through home health agencies. CPO reimbursement covers initial certification, any re-certifications and care plan supervision. However, only physicians can bill for initial certification and re-certification and only one physician can bill per month. The