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What We’re Reading – CMS Creates New Tip Sheet to Help Specialists Meet Meaningful Use

Navigating through all the information and requirements to meet meaningful use, and to successfully complete the necessary attestation, can be confusing and – at times – complicated for many providers. This tip sheet gives a full introduction of the EHR … Read Full Post

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The Basics for Launching a Long-term Care-related Business

Not a week goes by without someone inquiring about how to open a long-term care related business.  Whether it’s because of the state of the economy, fears of downsizing or burgeoning entrepreneurial spirit, the demographics in Florida are certainly in … Read Full Post

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Minimize Claims Issues with One Simple Step

Most physician practices experience claims challenges, from denials and rejections to payment inaccuracies.  As frustrating (and costly) as those issues are, they are almost avoidable with one simple step:  verifying patient insurance eligibility. For patients covered by Medicare, it may … Read Full Post

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5010 Update: Extension of Enforcement Discretion Period for Updated HIPAA Transaction Standards through June 30, 2012

(March 15, 2012) The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Office of E-Health Standards and Services (OESS) is announcing that it will not initiate enforcement action for an additional three (3) months, through June 30, 2012, against any covered entity … Read Full Post

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‘Meaningful Use’ for Physician Practices: Is It Worth the Trouble?

The foundation of the Medicare & Medicaid EHR Incentive Program is to improve quality of care.  Facilitating documentation, enhancing provider communication and focusing on indicators that produce better outcomes necessitate an electronic solution for most providers.  To achieve this, CMS … Read Full Post

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Why is my Risk Score so low when my patients are so sick?

A risk score is a numeric representation of the health status of your patients based on factors developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Each patient has a risk score and your practice has one too. The … Read Full Post

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