Category: Medicare

Medicare is increasingly putting forth great reimbursement models and systems to allow physicians to provide additional quality services and be reimbursed for them, providing better care to patients and reducing overall healthcare costs.

Exploring Complex Chronic Care Management
Chronic Care Management programs are increasingly becoming important for many stakeholders in healthcare. Continue reading “Exploring Complex Chronic Care Management”...

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A Look at Medicare’s CCM Program [Infographic]
In January 2015, Medicare set forth the Chronic Care Management program that reimburses physicians for 20 minutes of non face-to-face care every month to patients with two or more...

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Quality of Care Over Fee-for-Service Care
It’s no secret, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) has thrown many for a loop. When talking about or dealing with MACRA, many only look at the...

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5 Physician Challenges in Today’s Healthcare Environment
The healthcare system is definitely in a turmoil with political changes and new regulations, among others. Physicians are facing challenges that they are not equipped to deal...

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2017 MACRA Requirements Update: Key Facts
It comes as no surprise that the arrival of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) and The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) has put many on edge. What...

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CMS Launches Chronic Care Management Education Plan
We have all been subject to routine medical appointments and for the lucky few, this is all that’s needed. However, for more than 130 million Americans suffering from chronic...

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Evaluating Medicare’s 15-minute Doctor’s Visits: Time for a Change?
In 1992, Medicare made the decision that a typical doctor’s visit length should be 15-minutes. In an attempt to reduce the variability in physician fees, Medicare adopted the...

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Examining Medicare’s Value-Based Insurance Design (VBID) Model: What You Should Know
This year, a majority of U.S. hospitals are facing readmission penalties for often-preventable reasons, simply because of a lack of insight into how patients are performing on the...

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The Road to VBC: Two Major Events for Medicare Patients & Doctors
The third week of June was an important time for individuals closely following Medicare and its various programs. Two potentially landmark changes were announced that could...

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