Recent research by Avizia, a telehealth provider, indicates that although providers are largely excited about the new technology, 82 percent of consumers are either unsure of, or have never heard of, telehealth services. The findings in the company’s white paper “2017 Closing the Telehealth Gap” swim against the recent wave of legislative acceptance, federal initiatives, and the ...
In CMS
May 26th, 2017
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 will shake how providers are reimbursed to the core, as they are paid based on the quality of care versus the quantity of care through a fee-for-service model. How are providers and others in the industry going to cope with this new law, which was passed with bi-partisan ...
Sep 9th, 2015
It looks like we are finally going to get to ICD-10. No more delays, no more waiting. So, now what? It is time to get your final checklist ready and make sure that your practice will be prepared October 1, 2015, to submit its claims in ICD-10. What should be on your final checklist, you ...
In CMS
Aug 29th, 2015
Disincentives to Physician Autonomy, Innovation, & Necessary Risk-Taking By Stephanie Jones Cecchini, CPC, CEMC, CHISP, ICD-10 Trainer This is the final installment of this four-part series. There is a growing assault on the practice of good medicine. The problem lies in the unrealistic desire to have no possibility of a bad outcome, along with low ...
In CMS
Aug 6th, 2015
We will be sharing a number of strategies to help your practice successfully implement ICD-10-CM. Please remember to track your progress in your ICD-10 Implementation Tracker on AAPC’s website. Physician Readiness Now that we are so close to implementation, it is time to spend some quality time with your physicians on ICD-10. If there were ...