Your reception area is the first thing a patient will see when coming to the office. It should be inviting and clean, while also providing privacy and efficiency. Potential negatives in a reception area include: Dirty counters, chairs, or carpet, which may give the impression that germs and diseases are all around. Dog-eared reading material: ...
In CMS
Feb 3rd, 2017
The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) is a Quality Payment Program that combines the existing Medicare Meaningful Use (MU), Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), and Value-Based Modifier (VBM) programs, and adds a fourth component to promote ongoing improvement and innovation to clinical activities. MIPS eligible clinicians must report successfully on defined quality measures and act...
Dec 9th, 2016
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) issued a policy statement December 7 increasing what constitutes a gift of “nominal value” to Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries for purposes of avoiding civil monetary penalties. Under Section 1128A(a)(5) of the Social Security Act, enacted as part of HIPAA: a person who offers or transfers ...
Dec 9th, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are releasing a mobile application called Health Information at Your Finger Tips CDC 24/7, allowing you to access health information as needed. The agency says it features important health articles, Disease of the Week, popular journals, prevention tips, and updates timed with new concerns and events. This ...