PatientSatisfactionOnline reviews are an increasingly important tool used by people to make decisions about what doctor to see and what practice to visit. If you are a doctor or practice administrator, you should realize that more and more patients are visiting the web to see how your practice measures up in terms of service and patient-reported quality.

CMSOn December 1, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new proposed rule that would institute some major changes to the regulations that govern Medicare’s ACO (Accountable Care Organization) programs.

CMSIn a press release issued earlier today, CMS announced enhancements to their Medicare provider oversight rule that will make it more difficult for practices to commit Medicare fraud.

Doctor with PatientNow that we’ve covered the ABCs of provider enrollment, let’s move on to making this process a little easier, specifically as it relates to credentialing. First, it’s important to identify the most common roadblocks.

Doctor with PatientAs we all know, the healthcare environment is changing rapidly. While this is an exciting time, change can be scary, especially with regard to changing professional roles and responsibilities.

money_stethoscopeCMS recently finalized its proposal to make a separate payment for non-face-to-face chronic care management (CCM) for Medicare beneficiaries who have multiple (i.e., two or more) significant chronic conditions.

Doctor with MoneyThe Physician Payments Sunshine Act requires manufacturers of drugs, medical devices and biologicals that participate in U.S. federal health care programs to report certain payments and items of value given to physicians and teaching hospitals.

CMSRecently, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued letters to eligible professionals (EPs) and group practices who will receive negative penalty adjustments to their 2015 Medicare payments and distributed payments to those EPs who submitted informal review requests for PQRS and eRx supplemental payments for their 2012 performance.

Doctor with PatientDetermining which insurance company or government program is primarily responsible for paying a physician for a patient's care is not always straight forward.  In fact, it can be quite complicated.  Especially when you throw in secondary and even tertiary responsibility.

Doctor with MoneyDetermining which insurance company or government program is primarily responsible for paying for a patient's care is not always straight forward.  In fact, it can be quite complicated.  Especially when you throw in secondary and even tertiary responsibility.