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  • Important Upcoming CMS Deadlines

    CMS has extended the attestation deadline for providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to Monday, March 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. PT. As a quick reminder, if you received a letter from CMS that said you are subject to the 2017 Medicare EHR payment adjustment and you believe this payment adjustment is in error, you must submit a reconsideration application for the 201...

  • 5 HIPAA Items that Practices Should Focus on in 2017

    With all the recent turbulence in healthcare surrounding Meaningful Use, ICD-10 and now the transition to the Merit-based Incentive Payment System, HIPAA has flown under the radar, in a sense, for some practices. However, in 2017 it's important that practices make HIPAA compliance a priority. Here are five things we covered in a recent webinar on what all practices should focus on in r...

  • CMS Extends Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has extended the attestation deadline for providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program to Monday, March 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to the 2016 program requirements by March 13, 2017 to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment. 

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  • HHS Finalizes Medicare Payment System-MACRA Final Rule Released

    The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) finalized a landmark new payment system for Medicare clinicians that will continue the Administration’s progress in reforming how the health care system pays for care. The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program, which replaces the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR), will equip clinicians wit...

  • An Explanation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

    The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is coming in 2019, and this new physician payment policy is undoubtedly going to be a game-changer. Although it's still a few years out, it's important for healthcare professionals to develop a thorough understanding of how the Merit Based Incentive Payment System and MACRA in general will impact physician reimbursement and medical practi...

  • 5 Things Your Medical Billing Company Should Be Doing

    Whether you already have a medical billing company taking care of your revenue cycle management, or you are in search of one to help you improve your revenue, there are many things to consider. Partnering with a billing service can often be a long term agreement that will have a lasting impact on the financial health of your practice. Here we'll cover the 5 most important things your m...

  • 6 Key Components to a Successful Medical Practice Marketing Plan

    Whether you are just starting up your practice, or you're looking to grow your practice, it's important to understand the key components that make up a successful medical practice marketing plan. Not every practice will use every marketing method. You may try some and find that they simply don't work for you, and that's fine. Here are some of the most popular yet also succesful marketi...

  • Trump vs Clinton: Significantly Rising Prescription Costs?

    It's clear that the American people are heavily burdened with the rising cost of prescription drugs, and patients aren't the only ones that are affected. Physicians have become increasingly concerned with the impact of rising prescription drug costs on the industry, as well as on the national economy.

  • 4 Ways Independent Practices Can Thrive in the Face of Changing Reimbursement

    Independent health care providers are facing more challenges today than ever before. With changes in payment models and reimbursement methods, competition with a large group of employed physician practices, and changes in patients’ insurance coverage, a practice can be at risk for decreased revenue and increased financial instability. Having an efficient Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) ...

  • How Trump's Executive Order Impacts the Future of the Affordable Care Act

    President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at lessening the economic burden of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) as lawmakers work on a repeal and replacement plan. Here's what healthcare experts are saying about the impact of the executive order on the Affordable Care Act.

  • Medicare EHR Incentive Program Registration and Attestation System Now Open

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Registration and Attestation System is now open. Providers participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to the 2016 program requirements by February 28, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET in order to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment.

  • A Beginners Guide to the Merit Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS)

    As of January 1, 2017, the first performance period for the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is officially underway for eligible physicians. The new payment system aims to change how physician services are paid by moving away from fee-for-service payments to performance-based payment adjustments. Depending on the data you submit by March 31, 2018, your 2019 Medicare paym...

  • How Physicians Can Successfully Negotiate Insurance Contracts

    Payer contracts represent a significant amount of physician revenue and should be evaluated with careful scrutiny. Physicians who fail to negotiate with payers or gain a clear understanding of insurance contracts risk presenting a financial blow to their medical practice.

  • CMS Publishes Update on Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM) Value Sets for 2017 Performance Period

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and the National Library of Medicine (NLM) has published an addendum to the 2016 eCQM specifications (published in April 2016). This addendum updates relevant International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-10 Clinical Modification (CM) and Procedure Coding System (PCS) eCQM value sets for the 2017 performance year.

  • New CMS Study Helps EPs Receive Full Credit in MIPS CPIA Category

    Worried about participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System? CMS is conducting a Clinical Practice Improvement Activities (CPIA) Study that can help you meet the CPIA requirement. Individual clinicians and groups who are eligible for MIPS that participate successfully in the study will receive full credit for the Improvement Activities performance category. Applications for...

  • 4 Ways Small Practices Can Best Prepare for Value-Based Care

    When it comes to government regulations and health care, change is inevitable. In contrast to the current fee-for-service care, the value-based care model aims to compensate physicians for high-quality service, clinical performance, and patient satisfaction. It's an exciting time for the future of healthcare, and small practices are uniquely situated to thrive in the transition to valu...

  • 10 Most Popular GroupOne Health Source Posts of 2016

    What a year it has been! Thank you to all of our readers for your continued support and readership. This year, our blog subscribers doubled and we celebrated 25 years of helping practices overcome some of the most difficult healthcare reimbursement challenges. We're looking forward to another great year and will continue to publish helpful content that helps your practice succeed in a ...

  • How to Pick Your Pace for the Quality Payment Program

    With 2017 upon us, many practices are scrambling to understand the Quality Payment Program final rule. The final rule was published on October 14, 2016 with CMS making significant revisions to the proposed rule. In the final rule, CMS increased the flexibility of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) by introducing an option-based implementation plan, titled “Pick Yo...

  • 2015 Performance Scores Released on Physician Compare Website

    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently released new quality data on the Physician Compare website, which includes 2015 Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) performance scores for group practices, individual physicians and other clinicians, and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), as well as non-PQRS Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) data for indi...

  • New Year, New Codes: 2017 CPT Code Changes Now Available

    2017 is just around the corner and with it comes a number of new CPT codes, deleted codes, and code revisions. The updates made enable providers to get paid for some work that is already being done while other updates remove barriers to providing certain services such as Chronic Care Management.

  • President Obama Signs 21st Century Cures Act into Law

    Earlier this week, President Barack Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act into law. The Cures Act invests in President Obama's priorities in Science and Health by providing funding for various projects such as the Precision Medicine Initiative and Cancer Moonshot while targeting better EHR use and supporting health data interoperability.

  • Should Your Medical Practice Hire a HIPAA Compliance Officer?

    Although healthcare facilities of all sizes and types are required to choose a HIPAA compliance officer to make sure that regulations are followed, some choose to blend the role with an existing one. For small to medium-sized practices, the thought of hiring a full-time HIPAA compliance officer may seem financially unfeasible.

  • What Doctors Should Consider When Weighing Independence vs Employment

    A recent Medscape study found that self-employed physicians are more satisfied in their profession than employed physicians (63% vs 55%). However, the Employed Doctors Report 20161  states that twice as many doctors (27% vs. 13%) have switched from independent practice to employed. But why?

  • Helpful Data Migration Tips When Replacing Your EHR

    Most EHR systems have fallen short of physician expectations over the years. System functionality, cost, and poor customer service have all contributed to a growing number of practices switching or replacing their EHR software. When practices are considering switching to a new EHR, data migration is a common question. Here I'll cover some helpful data migration tips to help your practi...

  • Top 10 Most Common HIPAA Violations

    With HIPAA violation fines reaching up to $50,000 per occurrence and a maximum annual penalty of $1.5 million per violation, it's important for medical practices to ensure they are HIPAA compliant at all times. And while all possible HIPAA violations should be considered potential threats to your medical practice, some are more common than others. 

  • Top 6 Challenges Facing Physicians in 2017

    More than ever before, physicians are facing an abundant amount of challenges. Declining reimbursement, changing payment models, and uncertainties surrounding new administration and the Affordable Care Act just to name a few. While the coming year presents many challenges to physicians, we’ve identified six of the top challenges most common among physicians that can also be less intimi...

  • 4 Steps to Preventing Medical Claim Denials

    It's no secret that the relationship between health care providers and insurance companies is complicated. Healthcare providers are spending a significant amount of time and energy with patients just to find out that an insurance company will fight them on paying for the services provided. Preventing claim denials helps ease the complications but denial management doesn't come so easy ...

  • What Top Performing Practices Know About Analytics That You Don’t

    Wondering what it takes for your medical practice to reach true financial success? Two words: data collection. A top performing medical practice can be defined as one that achieves profitability, month after month. Not only to pay the bills but to invest in the right people, proper clinical tools and business assets to maintain their financial success. Here's what these practices know ...

  • 2016 Physician Compensation Survey Results

    This year's Physicians Practice Physician Compensation survey revealed some interesting insights into the financial burdens physicians are experiencing. The survey not only gathered insight into things like overhead costs and personal income but also touched on how practices have been affected by high-deductible insurance plans.

  • 4 of the Best MACRA Resources for Your Practice

    The final rule on MACRA was released by the Department of Health and Human Services on October 14th, 2016. Since the final rule weighs in at a staggering 2,171 pages, we here at GroupOne thought it would be helpful to provide you with a list of resources that offer detailed information about the final rule.

  • Quiz: What's Your Medical Billing Monster?

    Medical billing monsters are some of the worst. They can cause you to lose time, money, and sleep. Take our short quiz this Halloween to find out which medical billing monster is haunting your revenue cycle management.

  • Preparing Your Practice for the 2nd Round of HIPAA Audits

    With the first round of HIPPA Audits behind us, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) indicated back in March that it would finally launch the long-awaited round 2 of HIPAA audits in 2016. As we near the end of the year and start preparing for the Merit Based Incentive Payment System, physicians and practices must also be preparing for the next phase of HIPAA audits expected to take place i...

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  • Preparing Your Practice for MACRA Quality Payment Programs

    Learn about the MACRA Final Rule and how to begin participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System starting in 2017. This previously recorded webinar details the four MIPS performance categories and how MIPS streamlines PQRS, Meaningful Use, and the Value Modifier program into one single framework to reward value.

  • GroupOne Health Source Mannequin Challenge

    GroupOne Health Source's Jefferson City Office joining in on the mannequin challenge before 2016 comes to a close.

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  • 5 Ways to Improve Your Practice's Front Desk Collections

    Although it's considered best practice to collect co-payments at the time of service, things don't always happen that way. Sometimes your office is understaffed, or the patient doesn't have the co-payment required, or another issue may arise that prevents collections from happening on the date of service. If this becomes a habit, however, then you are setting yourself and your practice...

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  • Is Your Healthcare Organization Ready for Clinical and Financial Business Intelligence?

    In the next few years, the existence of clinical and financial business intelligence is expected to grow significantly, according to the HIMSS Analytics 20161 Clinical & Business Intelligence (C&BI) Essentials Brief. And rightly so, seeing that clinical and business intelligence is essential for healthcare organizations looking to reduce costs and move to data-driven healthcare improve...

  • Patients Won't Pay? How to Select a Medical Collection Agency

    Unfortunately, there are going to be situations where you may need to send your patients to collections, and it's important to understand when it is time to utilize a third party to collect past due payments. Although it's not something you want to have to worry about as a healthcare practice, it is sometimes necessary to send patients to a collection agency.

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  • Last Minute Steps You Can Take to Prepare for the End of the ICD-10 Grace Period

    Although the ICD-10 transition officially went into effect last year on October 1st, 2015, a grace period was put into place by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). October 1, 2016, will mark the end of a one-year “grace period” that allowed unspecified ICD-10-CM codes on certain physician Medicare claims as well as the end of a three-year partial code freeze. Here's wha...

  • Four New MACRA Tracks Allow Flexible Attestation for Providers

    On September 8th, Acting Administrator of CMS Andy Slavitt announced four MACRA implementation tracks that will allow eligible clinicians to pace their own transition and participation in the program. Eligible clinicians will be able to select their own pace for MACRA attestation to ensure all participants can succeed under new value-based reimbursement programs, CMS announced.

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