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Physicians left in Meaningful Use limboThe MGMA, among others representing medical practices, is asking CMS to delay the Stage 3 rules of meaningful use to benefit physicians and patients.
Administrative burdens lead to rise in practice spending, report findsA new survey from the MGMA shows that practices are spending more money on business operations staff.
ACA exchanges creating new administrative headaches for practicesPhysicians are facing a new set of administrative challenges for ACA exchange patients, ranging from verifying coverage to coping with narrow networks.
MGMA physician salary survey shows bounce in recruitment efforts, pay disparityPrimary care physicians at hospital-owned practices earn more than their counterparts at physician-owned practices, but neither earn nearly as much as healthcare executives, two recent surveys reveal.
Employing midlevel providers boosts practice revenue, extends patient care, report findsThe number of practices employing non-physician providers has increased in the past 15 years, and for many, it’s boosting the bottom line, according to a recent report from the Medical Group Management Association.
Medicare physician data highlights primary care, subspecialty disparitiesMedicare’s release of thousands of physician pay records could expose fee-for-service models that reimburse subspecialists at a higher rate than primary care physicians.
CMS will conduct end-to-end testing for Medicare claims using ICD-10 codesThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced that it will conduct end-to-end testing for Medicare claims submitted using the ICD-10 code set.
Medical practices lag in ICD-10 preparations
Medical practices lag in ICD-10 preparationsThe vast majority of practices have done nothing to get ready for ICD-10 or are only "somewhat ready."
SGR’s $125 billion price tag remains significant hurdle, physician groups sayThe Sustainable Growth Rate replacement bill passing Congress today would guarantee .5% Medicare reimbursement increases for five years while new payment models are developed and phased in. But medical groups remain cautiously optimistic.