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Heavyweights lead charge for more time on EHR meaningful use
By Joseph Conn | September 16, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
A host of heavyweight healthcare organizations is calling for HHS to back off of the requirement to meet meaningful-use criteria for all of 2015 for the federally funded electronic health-record incentive payment program, insisting that the future of the program is at stake.
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MGMA names Jerard Jensen interim CEO
By Andis Robeznieks | August 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Jerard Jensen, a healthcare attorney in the Madison, Wis., office of Milwaukee-based Whyte Hirschboeck Dudek, will take over as interim CEO of the Medical Group Management Association when the organization's current leader, Dr. Susan Turney, starts her new position as CEO of the newly formed...
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Practice Makes Perfect: Manage value-based payment initiatives like a retirement plan
By Jeffrey B. Milburn | August 18, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
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'll tackle No. 4 on that list: Preparing for value-based payments.
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MGMA's Susan Turney heads to Marshfield Clinic
By Modern Healthcare | July 26, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Dr. Susan Turney, 61, will be CEO of Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System.
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Dr. Susan Turney leaving MGMA to lead Marshfield Clinic
By Andis Robeznieks | July 22, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
MGMA President and CEO Dr. Susan Turney plans to resign Aug. 29 to take over as the first CEO of the Marshfield (Wis.) Clinic Health System starting Sept. 1.
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AMA, MGMA ask for a more flexible meaningful-use rule
By Joseph Conn | July 22, 2014
The American Medical Association and the Medical Group Management Association have called on the CMS and HHS rule writers to add even more flexibility to the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program for Stage 2 and beyond.
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Specialists see little change in compensation, survey finds
By Andis Robeznieks | July 19, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Of the 12 specialties that showed increases in this year's Modern Healthcare survey of surveys, only five enjoyed pay hikes that exceeded the 1.5% general inflation rate reported by the Consumer Price Index for 2013.
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Extend filing date for meaningful-use hardship exemption: AMA, MGMA
By Joseph Conn | June 30, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Medical Association and Medical Group Management Association are calling on the CMS to extend the July 1 deadline for physicians and other eligible professionals participating in the federal electronic health-record incentive payment program to file for hardship exemptions.
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March ICD-10 testing delivers mixed results
By Joseph Conn | June 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Results from the initial March round of CMS claims process testing for the proposed ICD-10 conversion are being touted by the government, while at least one critic questions their meaning.
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Doctors report headaches dealing with exchange plans
By Virgil Dickson | May 24, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Physician practices around the country say they are facing administrative hassles dealing with health plans on the insurance exchanges, according to a survey by the Medical Group Management Association.
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