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Gaining Speed for MACRA Compliance

Remember learning how to ride a bike? Although it was slightly nerve-wracking when your parents took the training wheels off, it was also empowering. You had moved beyond just getting the hang of...

ICD-10 Codes for Celebrating: New Year’s Eve Edition!

The coming festivities will bring a thrill of excitement for many people as they prepare to ring in 2019. For healthcare providers, this time of year can also present some unusual patient care...

Compliance Tips: Quality Payment Program Year 3 Final Rule

CMS released the Quality Payment Program Year 3 Final Rule on November 1st. The rule included the removal of 26 Quality Measures, the addition of 10 new Quality measures, and significant changes to...

Realizing MACRA and MIPS Success

When it comes to MACRA’s Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), change seems to be the only constant. The requirements associated with the MIPS program have been in flux since MACRA launched in...

Preparing for the Switch to MBI-only Medicare Cards

Starting in 2018, all 57.7 million Medicare beneficiaries will receive new, updated Medicare cards by mail. This means that practices should prepare to update all Medicare patients' policy numbers...

You Get What You Pay For: Hidden Costs of The Free EMR

There are a number of old maxims that one might want to ponder before considering a free EMR/EHR solution: For example, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Or, “If something sounds too good to...

A Guide to Direct Messaging in Health Care

What is Direct Messaging? Direct Messaging is an integrated feature of Nextech, offered by our third-party partner Secure Exchange Solutions (SES). Secure Exchange Solutions is part of the Direct...

4 Ways MACRA Consolidates Competing Programs for Efficient Data Capture and Reporting

While the implementation of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) within the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) may seem daunting, the program does offer some data capture and...

Don't Believe the Lies: Busting the Top 5 MACRA Myths

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) is a major piece of legislation that contains two value-based care programs that will affect nearly all physicians: the Merit-based...

Answered: Top 4 Questions About MACRA

Everyone has heard the buzz about MACRA, but it seems there may be more questions than answers as the new year approaches. Below are the answers to four of the most frequently asked questions about...