Understanding How MACRA and MIPS Make Documentation Matter Even More

Discover why your success in this QPP track depends on documenting. You probably don’t need to be told Medicare physician reimbursement is currently seeing, as Modern Healthcare put it, “its biggest change since its launch in 1965.” To avoid financial penalty, approximately 622,000 U.S. clinicians (as estimated in CMS’ final rule about the program) must … Read more

How to Make Sure Your Practice Achieves Telemedicine Compliance

Telehealth is on the rise. Here’s what you need to know to keep pace. It seemed like science fiction not long ago, but telemedicine (or telehealth)—real-time, two-way communication between physicians and distant patients—is poised to reshape U.S. healthcare delivery, especially in rural and other underserved areas. Granted, according to a 2017 study, 82% of consumers … Read more

Two “Do’s”, Two “Don’ts” for Handling a Medical Coding Audit

Find out four pointers for making it through your medical audit successfully. The most recent GAO report concerning money the U.S. government improperly paid,  estimates Medicare Fee-for-Service spent about $36 million it shouldn’t have in FY 2017. While that figure represents a 2.5% decrease—the lowest rate since 2013, in fact—it’s still an awful lot of … Read more