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New Bill Helps Physicians Avoid More Medicare Pay Cuts
12/30/2015
CMS has acknowledged it is difficult for physicians to comply with the 2015 Meaningful Use (MU) program requirements at this late date because the final rules were just released in October 2015. Failure to comply results in a 3% pay cut for 2017. The final rule changed the reporting period from one year to ninety days. CMS allowed physicians to apply for a hardship exemption for “extreme and uncontrollable” circumstances, which would be evaluated on a “case-by-case basis.”
 
How to Get Help with ICD-10 Claim Denials
11/11/2015
Was ICD-10 all “much ado about nothing?” The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) says it’s still too early to determine. Initial statistics about ICD-10 claim denials are encouraging, with CMS only reporting a 10% denial rate out of 4.6 million daily October claims.
How to Respond if a NJ BME Complaint Comes Your Way
10/7/2015
A patient complaint filed with the NJ Board of Medical Examiners (NJ BME) not only jeopardizes your reputation, it can also result in a modification to your license, additional education, and/or possible fines following a hearing. That’s why it’s important to act immediately when receiving a letter from the NJ BME!
How to Improve Efficiency through Improved Scheduling
8/25/2015
A structured scheduling process not only improves patient satisfaction, it can enhance the efficiency of your practice operations too. While your appointment schedule can change due to no-shows and cancellations, the flow of your operations doesn’t have to get disrupted because of it.
How to Comply With Telemedicine Requirements
8/5/2015
Are you licensed in 50 states, 25 states, or how about even 3? If you’re practicing telemedicine outside of New Jersey or in states that you are not licensed, you are practicing medicine without a license.
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