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Telehealth Security: Protect Patient Information and Your Practice
Offering telehealth services introduces significant security threats to your patients’ electronic private health information (ePHI) that can lead to massive fines if there is a breach. Follow these proven strategies to make sure your telehealth services and your patients’ ePHI are protected. Read more...
CMS Releases Clarification on Special Status Calculation for Quality Payment Program

As if getting your head around the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) wasn’t challenging enough, CMS is now retracting an erroneous email sent in late July. The email incorrectly stated that clinicians who qualify for “special status” would be fully exempt from the Quality Payment Program. Their latest guidance (sent in early August) corrects this error, stating that special status clinicians are not fully exempt from the program. Read more...

Boost Your NPP Reimbursement by 15% with Incident to and Stay Off of Auditor Hit Lists

Leveraging incident to billing for your Non-Physician Practitioner (NPP) services is a great way to increase your revenue by as much as 15%. Done right, your NPPs can receive payments for their services at the same rate as your physicians (vs. the normal 85%).  Read more...

Add Telehealth Services to Improve Your Practice Success
Experts predict that the telehealth industry will reach $9.35 Billion by 2021 - an astounding leap from just $2.78 Billion in 2016. And, in a recent survey by American Well, 20% of patients say they would change doctors just to be able to access telehealth services. Will your practice be left behind? (Read more...)
Arm Your Staff with 7 Tips for Armed Intruder Preparedness
Although planning may seem tedious and daunting, it doesn’t have to be. Implementing even a simple plan is better than no plan at all.  And, while you can never know exactly when an armed intruder will walk into your practice shooting, you can take several actions to protect yourself. (Read more...)
Recognize Infusion Administration Types to Ensure Proper Payment

Coding infusions is far from run-of-the-mill, and if you don’t get it right, you’ll likely see reduced — if not denied — claims. One of the key concepts when reporting this service is understanding the type of infusion you’re providing. Get it right, and your claim sails through, but get it wrong, and you’ll be chasing the payments you deserve. (Read more ...)

Incident-to Means You Must Have Employment Relationship, or You Lose on Pay

Set up the wrong employment relationship with your NPPs, and you’ll forfeit the ability to bill their services incident-to your physicians and miss out on an additional 15% of their reimbursement. Or worse, you could bill incident-to incorrectly and get targeted for an audit and be required to pay back all the reimbursement you’ve received along with hefty penalties and fines. (Read more ...)

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