Meaningful Use and PQRS- Know More!

The voluntary program Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) is meant to pay eligible professionals (EPs). This includes physicians under Medicare as well as a few select therapists and service providers who extend their services to beneficiaries under Medicare. However, there does exist a bit of confusion with medical practices on whether the requirements of PQRS […]


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Will 2016 bring more Challenges in Medical Billing?

Constant changes take place in the healthcare industry with respect to codes, rules, and standards. As 2015 saw the introduction of ICD-10, the knowledge of these codes along with other challenges shall unquestionably be carried forward to 2016. So how does the medical billing industry stay abreast and prepare themselves for such challenges? Here’s what […]


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5 Ways that can Help your Wound Care Practice Earn What it Deserves

Wound care centers can exist from small free-standing clinics to large hospital-based centers. However, so far, most wound care centers, have survived on their inpatient and common outpatient referral sources. But, with the introduction of new healthcare reforms of which the Affordable Care Act (ACA), popularly known as Obamacare is one which has brought a […]


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Should Cardiologists Worry Over Value-based Payment?

With the Affordable Care Act come a slew of changes in the healthcare sector. Moreover the transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 brings its own change that is leading to a whole lot of changes inside the medical portals. One of such reforms is the Value-based Payment system (VBP): paying physicians based on quality and efficiency […]


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U.S. Health Spending Projected To Grow at 5.8 Percent Annually: Pros and Cons

The recent extrapolation by the economists in the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – which has projected all health care spending in the United States to be at an annual average rate of 5.8% for the period 2010 through 2020, and at 19.8 percent of GDP by […]


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Primary care Physicians to be the most affected by the proposed 30% CMS Cuts on Medicare payment for 2012

The physicians’ proposed fee schedule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2012 includes approximately 30% payment reduction in Medicare payments. If the proposed Medicare cuts become a reality, it may result in the primary care physicians, both government employed as well as private physicians, withdrawing from Medicare, as it is […]


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