Last week, MDeverywhere hosted a webinar on best practice revenue cycle processes for hospitalists. Included in that was information on best practices in coding and documentation. More specifics on that topic are included in a free white paper entitled Breaking the Code Toward Higher Revenue: Coding Best Practices for Hospitalists.
The healthcare system in the United States has historically been oriented around the tertiary or institutional setting of care. As costs have outstripped resources and technology has enabled greater flexibility in appropriate care setting, we are increasingly shifting to an Ambulatory-centric model.
Yesterday we wrote about the highlights from the final payment policies and payment rates published on October 31. 2014 for services furnished under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) by CMS on or after Jan. 1, 2015. Here is more detail on some of the Key Provisions of the rule. Additional provisions will be covered in tomorrow’s blog.
Many providers struggle to improve quality, lower costs and enhance the patient experience in today’s value-based environment. In order to thrive, providers must embrace a new ambulatory system of care driven by population health management. Dr. Michael Renzi, CMO of Continuum Health Alliance presents practical strategies for implementing population health management within your organization, including specifics about five key components required for success:
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services late Friday afternoon published the final Physician Fee Schedule rule for 2015. The rule brings a number of changes that doctors and practice managers need to understand about chronic care, telehealth and meaningful use.