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July 29th, 2019
The Role of Chiropractic in Value Based Payment Systems
Published July 29th, 2019|
Chiropractic care can play a valuable role in overall patient health. It is important to realize that chiropractors can effectively participate in Medicare's new value based payment systems. Read about one organization who has made this transition.
February 11th, 2019
HHS Proposes Significant Changes to Patient Access Rules
Published February 11th, 2019|
In a significant announcement on February 11, 2019, HHS proposed new rules aimed at improving interoperability of electronic health information. This announcement was made in support of the MyHealthEData initiative which was announced by the Trump administration on March 6, 2018. The goal of that initiative was to break down ...
January 3rd, 2019
CMS Finalizes Major Changes to ACO Program
Published January 3rd, 2019|
Back in August of 2018, as part of the Medicare Shared Savings Program (Shared Savings Program), CMS proposed some sweeping changes for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). There has been some controversy over these changes which require ACOs to move to two-sided models. In this Final Rule which was scheduled to be published in the Federal Register ...
June 26th, 2018
WHO Said ICD-11 is Coming Soon
Published June 26th, 2018|
Sooner or later ICD-11 will be released, and it sounds like it will be sooner than later. WHO released the news on June 18, 2018. The World Health Organization stated “ICD-11 will be presented at the World Health Assembly in May 2019 for adoption by Member States, and will come ...
June 14th, 2018
VA Expands Telehealth
Published June 14th, 2018|
On May 11, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) released its final rule on the "Authority of VA Health Care Providers to Practice Telehealth." Effective June 11, 2018, VA providers will be able to provide telehealth services across state lines. This move will make it easier for veterans to obtain ...
June 12th, 2018
Will Medicare's Proposed Reformations Affect Your Practice?
Published June 12th, 2018|
Recently, Medicare's Innovation Center released an informal Request for Information (RFI) seeking input on several different system reformation proposals. As the market moves towards more value based payment systems, innovation and new models are being sought to both reduce costs and increase quality. This article outlines the ideas presented in the ...
February 27th, 2018
Understanding The Healthcare Fraud Prevention Partnership's Commitment to the Management of Opioid Misuse and Opioid Use Disorder
Published February 27th, 2018|
The opioid epidemic continues to ravage communities nationwide. Since 1999, opioid deaths have quadrupled. 91 Americans die every day from opioid overdoses, and these numbers show no signs of declining. To address an epidemic of this magnitude, unprecedented cooperation between all involved parties needs to occur. In January 2017, CMS released a ...
January 24th, 2018
HIPAA and the Opioid Crisis
Published January 24th, 2018|
HIPAA and the Opioid Crisis guidance released by HHS.
January 10th, 2018
MIPS - To Participate or Not Participate - That is the Question
Published January 10th, 2018|
Medicare’s Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) Final Rule increased the threshold for participation. With this increase, a significant number of providers fall into the exempt category and they are now breathing a sigh of relief. However, there’s one hidden tidbit which you may have missed - the potential damage to ...
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