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Nextech Blog

Survey: 50% of Physicians Haven't Heard of MACRA

In a somewhat troubling report, the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions 2016 Survey of U.S. Physicians found that only 50 percent of non-pediatric physicians have even heard of The Medicare Access...

CMS to Senate on MACRA: Open to Multiple Approaches

For the first time since the public comment period ended for the proposed MACRA rule, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator, Andy Slavitt, spoke about the potential...

6 Reasons Why Cloud Technology is Good for Specialty Practices

Every cloud has a silver lining.

CMS Proposes 90-Day Reporting Period for Meaningful Use

On Wednesday, July 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced a proposal to change the length of the Meaningful Use reporting period for 2016 from a full calendar year to only...

Small Practices Expect Penalties Under Proposed MACRA Rule

The public comment period for the newly proposed MACRA rule ended this past Monday. As expected, the new program, put forth by CMS, created a lot of controversy in the medical industry. While not all...

Compliance News: Upcoming PQRS Deadlines, MACRA Comment Period Ends

Compliance never sleeps, especially if you're a specialty physician and important dates are upcoming that you need to be aware of in your practice. Whether you're a dermatologist, ophthalmologist or...

Veterans Affairs Performed 750,000 Patient Visits via Telemedicine in 2015

All 50 states may not be on board the telemedicine train as of now, but don't count the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs among the detractors.  According to a report from Politico, the VA's Chief...

Patient Engagement: Crossing the Generational Divide

Results from Medscape Education’s two-year study on generational factors and their impact on patient engagement reveals that providers need to help equip patients across generations with the skill...

ICD-10: Survey Finds More Than 67 Percent of Practices Saw Decrease in Coding Productivity

The ICD-10 transition last October brought much stress to the healthcare community. With more than 144,000 codes and so much to learn, providers wondered how it would impact their practices,...

3 Easy Ways to Boost Your Practice's Online Presence

 For specialty providers, especially those practices who rely on referrals from other doctors, maintaining an online presence may not be at the top of the priority list. But just like any other...