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COVID-19 & Legal Liability for Specialty Practices

The COVID-19 pandemic is becoming far more than just a public health crisis. The effects of the virus have proven to be long reaching, transforming one crisis into many. As businesses across the...

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...

2020 MIPS Changes: What Specialty Practices Need to Know

In mid-August, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2020 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule Overview. This document outlines changes to Quality Payment Program (QPP)...

Creating a Quality Improvement Team

Interested in creating a team dedicated to staying up-to-date on the ever-changing healthcare marketplace?  The pressure to meet compliance regulations doesn't have be to be on one person. Develop a...

Balancing Patient Care and Quality Reporting

There is a tug of war underway in healthcare, and physicians are sitting squarely in the middle. On one side, patients are demanding providers’ attention and expertise to address often complex...

Cyber Security: What to Watch Out For

Nextech is committed to providing protection for the systems and data that our customers use to operate their practices. Employing a variety of high-tech security tools including intrusion detection...

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...