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SGR fix bill also streamlines quality reporting

By Darius Tahir  |  March 28, 2015

The long-awaited sustainable growth-rate fix that passed the House last Thursday and will go to the Senate in mid-April will likely, in addition to instituting a permanent fix for the SGR, simplify quality reporting requirements for providers.

Practice Makes Perfect: Knowledge is power in payer negotiations

Practice Makes Perfect: Knowledge is power in payer negotiations

By Joan Hablutzel  |  February 13, 2015

Administrators and medical practice staff are knowledgeable about writing, analyzing and negotiating contracts with payers. While it's much a part of practice operations, there are still new strategies to employ when negotiating with a payer—or renegotiating with an existing payer—that...

GAO report boosts confidence about CMS' ICD-10 preparations

By Joseph Conn  |  February 06, 2015

The CMS would seem to be adequately preparing to implement ICD-10 by its Oct. 1 deadline, said Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) Friday in a joint statement. They based that outlook on commentary in a new Government Accountability Office report delivered to Congress.

Groups meet to create 'virtual clipboard' for intake

By Joseph Conn  |  December 13, 2014

Everyone knows the drill of going to the doctor's office or hospital, being handed a clipboard and writing answers to a list of questions about your identity, health status and insurance. Now there's a multistakeholder initiative to automate that process.

Practice Makes Perfect: Planning for possible cuts to Medicare reimbursement

Practice Makes Perfect: Planning for possible cuts to Medicare reimbursement

By Jeffrey B. Milburn  |  December 04, 2014

In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we will tackle No. 5 on that list: Managing finances with the uncertainty of Medicare...

Practice Makes Perfect: Making sense of the dollars and cents to help patients

Practice Makes Perfect: Making sense of the dollars and cents to help patients

By Laura Palmer  |  November 17, 2014

In June, the Medical Group Management Association released the results of a questionnaire that ranked members' most pressing practice management challenges. In this edition of “Practice Makes Perfect,” we will tackle No. 10 on that list: understanding the total cost of an episode of...

Wisconsin hospice cares for pets of patients

Wisconsin hospice cares for pets of patients

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 08, 2014

Mercy Home Health and Hospice Care takes patient family engagement to a new level. Since December 2012, hospice staff and a team of volunteers have eased patients' concerns through the Pet Peace of Mind program, which provides free pet-care services for patients unable to look after their household...

MGMA sorting through applications for new CEO

MGMA sorting through applications for new CEO

By Andis Robeznieks  |  October 30, 2014

Jerard Jensen, the Medical Group Management Association's attorney, has had to play a more visible role at the MGMA's 88th annual conference in Las Vegas as the organization's interim CEO.

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