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2015 PQRS GPRO: 4 Weeks Left to Register by June 30 Deadline

May 29, 2015
2015 PQRS GPRO: 4 Weeks Left to Register by June 30 Deadline Groups have 4 weeks to register to participate in the 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) Group Practice Reporting Option (GPRO) via the Physician Value - Physician Quality Reporting System (PV-PQRS) Registration System. PQRS G... Read More

National Council for Behavioral Health - Excellence Act implementation begins

May 29, 2015
From the National Council for Behavioral Health:... Two federal agencies released guidance on how they will be implementing the Excellence in Mental Health Act, the biggest federal investment in mental health and addiction services in generations.  For decades, behavioral health and the health... Read More

Anxiety & Mental Disorders Contribute to Oral Health Problems

May 21, 2015
Anxiety& Mental disorders contribute to oral health problemsChristine Taxin, Adjunct Professor of New York University, College of Dentistry Anxiety disorders, which include phobias, panic attacks, generalized anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), are serious co... Read More

BC Advantage - NEW: This Month's FREE CEU "Package 49" Now available online

May 08, 2015
BC Advantage Magazine | CEUs | WebinarsSave time, save money, satisfy your CEU requirements! NEW: This Month's FREE CEU "Package 49" Now available online (Active now - Must be completed on or before 04/30/2016) Click here to log into your account and take advantage of this months FREE CEU package... Read More

ICD-10-CM/PCS Examples: Structural Differences

May 06, 2015
The examples below show the structural differences between ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM/PCS. ICD-9-CM Diagnoses Codes: 3–5 digits First digit is alpha (E or V) or numeric Digits 2–5 are numeric; and Decimal is after third digit Examples: 496 – Chronic airway obstruction, N... Read More

CMS Announces the Submission Engine Validation Tool is Now Available for Testing

May 04, 2015
CMS Announces the Submission Engine Validation Tool is Now Available for Testing CMS is pleased to announce that the Submission Engine Validation Tool (SEVT) located on the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal (Portal) is available for program year 2015 testing. Th... Read More

From CMS - Five More Facts about ICD-10

May 01, 2015
 Five More Facts about ICD-10 Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shared five facts dispelling misperceptions about the transition to ICD-10. Here are five more facts addressing common questions and concerns CMS has heard about ICD-10: If you cannot submit ICD-... Read More

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May 01, 2015
BC Advantage LIMITED TIME OFFER Receive 12 additional CEUs and 10 Webinars FREE when you subscribe today!   Subscribe today and save!  12 Month print and on-line magazine Subscription Monthly FREE CEU's and Webinars Access over 5,000 online articles FREE ICD-10 resources including C... Read More

CMS Updates to the Wage Index and Payment Rates for the Medicare Hospice Benefit

May 01, 2015
FACT SHEET   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2015   Contact: CMS Media Relations (202) 690-6145 | CMS Media Inquiries   2016 Hospice NPRM CMS-1629-P (CMS updates to the wage index and payment rates for the Medicare Hospice Benefit)   Overview On April 30, 2015, the C... Read More

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