Client Connection Newsletter

October 2015

  • Meaningful Use Modified Rule for calendar years 2015, 2016, and 2017
  • ICD-10 Update
  • PQRS and Value Based Modifier (VBM) Update
  • Incentive Programs to Merge in 2017
  • CMS Health Equity Plan
  • Patient Pay Estimators and Pre-Visit Payments
  • EMV – Smart Payment Cards

July 2015

  • Results from the April CMS ICD-10 end-to-end testing week
  • Meaningful Use proposed ruling to be finalized by the end of July
  • PQRS provider feedback reports
  • New Medicare data available to increase transparency on physician utilization
  • GE and NextGen earn Practice Management System, (PMS) accreditation
  • Maximize Your Revenue through Patient Payments
  • ICD-9 reports to help with the ICD-10 transition

April 2015

  • Understanding the Value-Based Payment Modifier
  • ICD-10 Resources
  • New Resources on the ALN website
  • HHS Sets Clear Goals and Timelines for Shifting Medicare Reimbursements from Volume to Value
  • PQRS 2015 Requirements
  • Changes to Meaningful Use Requirements in 2015
  • Stage 3 Meaningful Use Proposed Rule Open for Public Comment

December 2014

  • MPFS Final Rule – Changes Coming in 2015
  • How to Prepare for a Meaningful Use Audit
  • Preparing for the ICD-10 Compliance Date in 2015
  • Centricity EDI and Eligibility Checking
  • Callpointe Automated Appointment Reminders
  • New CMS HCPCS Modifiers

August 2014

  • CMS Proposed Meaningful Use Flexibility
  • PQRS Claims-Based Reporting Feedback
  • PQRS Group Reporting Deadline
  • HBMA Announces New PQRS MAV Course for EPs
  • MedFusion – Patient Portal
  • InstaMed – Healthcare Payments Simplified
  • New ICD-10 Transition Date: October 1, 2015

 April 2014

  •  ICD-10 Delay
  • How to Select a Patient Portal
  • HHS Releases New HIPAA Security Assessment Tool

January 2014

  • PQRS Changes in 2014
  • Meaningful Use changes in 2014
  • Value-Based Payment Modifier expands to groups of 10+ EPs
  • More from the CMS Final Rule

 

 

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