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Nextech Blog

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...

Falling in Love with Smoother Patient Access

With Valentine’s Day approaching, people are starting to celebrate love and friendship. However, given the competing priorities your front office staff deals with each day, they may have trouble...

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...

Cohesive Technology Drives Improvement

As specialty practices begin to embrace value-based care models, many providers are considering technology that allows them to better capture information about the patient encounter, streamline...

2017: A Year in Review in Health Information Technology

The end of the year presents a prime opportunity to reflect on the challenges and accomplishments of the past 12 months and consider new opportunities for the coming year. When thinking about health...

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...

These 3 Healthcare Trends Could Affect Your Practice in 2017

The American Health Care Act has been pulled from consideration, which may cheer up some practices that were concerned about possible changes and ramifications of the bill. However, there are still...

Changes in 2016 Pave the Way for 2017 Health Care Landscape

While we are already well into 2017, the health care industry is still being affected by trends and events from last year. These trends from 2016 could pose new challenges for practices, but could...

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...

3 Steps to Start Earning MACRA Financial Incentives in 2017

Ready or not, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) Quality Payment Program (QPP) and its associated financial incentives and penalties start next year. Unlike previous...