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Why physicians may want to apply for the CPC+ program
Why physicians may want to apply for the CPC+ programThe unveiling of a new alternative primary care payment plan by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) comes with several considerations—financial and otherwise—for practices considering participation in the five-year program.
MIPS explained: 4 categories physicians must master
MIPS explained: 4 categories physicians must masterNew Medicare payment system still coming into focus, but practices should act now.
Smart practice collections can strengthen practice finances
Smart practice collections can strengthen practice financesAs medical groups continue to struggle in today’s complex and changing healthcare business environment, there is a rise in the number of these groups submitting bankruptcy filings across the country. These bankruptcies are not the result of malpractice suits in favor of the plaintiffs and have little to do with medicine or the business of healthcare.
White doctors earn more money than black physicians, study finds
White doctors earn more money than black physicians, study findsThe disparity in pay between blacks and whites has been well documented over the years, with sociologists imputing everything from systemic discrimination to differences in education and employment expectations for the inequality in paychecks.
EHR-enabled fraud remains a concern
EHR-enabled fraud remains a concernWhile the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) estimates that nearly $29 billion of improper payments were made in 2015, according to spokespersons for the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and CMS, the full extent of EHR fraud remains elusive.
Top 8 tips to reboot your practiceWith all the pressures facing independent practices—from adjusting to value-based payments to meeting the growing demands of patients—business innovators may provide some key practice management lessons.
How physicians can improve coding and increase revenueFive areas physicians should keep an eye on to optimize reimbursement for the remainder of 2016.
Skimping on financial advice could prove highly foolish for physicians
Skimping on financial advice could prove highly foolish for physiciansAs a physician, you can’t afford to go it alone with your finances.
There has to be better prescription drug price transparency
There has to be better prescription drug price transparencyThere’s no doubt about the high level of distress that people across the nation are feeling about the rising costs of prescription drugs.
Tips for physicians to retain more revenueFrom booking to billing, control your overhead.