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Squad Goals: Creating a Pandemic Response Team in Your Practice

Across the country, state lockdowns are beginning to be lifted and restrictions eased. Additionally, temporary holds on elective and non-emergent surgeries and procedures are expiring and many...

Health Insurance Impacts of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted nearly every facet of our lives in recent months. We've all had to adapt to a new normal of social distancing measures and lockdown orders. Health insurance...

Telehealth Will Not End with COVID-19

In recent months, the use of telemedicine options has gone from being seen as a luxury to an indispensable necessity. With the nationwide (and global) spread of COVID-19, and the resulting social...

Awareness, Preparedness, & Safety are Keys to Resuming Elective Surgery

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the majority of our country’s medical resources needed to be consolidated and redirected to treat the sudden flood of infected patients. In order to open up beds...

Managing Change: Prepare, Adapt, Learn, Revise & Survive

The ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once said, “Nothing endures but change. All entities move and nothing remains still.” His words are as true today as they were over 2,400 years ago. Change is...

New CMS Requirement to Enter Your Digital Endpoint Into the NPPES

For years, one of the biggest complaints that providers have had about the Promoting Interoperability program has been that they are unable to obtain direct messaging addresses for their coordinating...

CMS Authorizes Medicare Advanced Payment Program

IMPORTANT NOTICE: As of April 26, 2020, CMS has suspended the Advanced Payment Program, effective immediately, and is reevaluating the Accelerated Payment Program. CMS Press Release on Program...

COVID-19 Update: CMS Offers Relief for MIPS Attestation

The COVID-19 pandemic’s arrival in the United States began at a time when many healthcare providers would normally be submitting their 2019 MIPS attestations. This yearly process, however, had to be...

COVID-19: HIPAA Compliance & Safeguarding PHI in a Pandemic

The recent HIPAA Waiver that was included in the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act passed on March 15, 2020 has caused a bit of confusion among some in the...

COVID-19: Managing Stress & Anxiety During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, it is pretty safe to say, has most of us feeling a little on edge right now. Those in the healthcare industry are being taxed especially hard, from trying to adjust to...