Health Care

Physician Organizations: Managing the Risk Equation

Driven by an aging population, the development of new, high-priced pharmaceuticals, and the rapid expansion in coverage as a result of the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as “Obamacare”), more and more of the nation’s GDP is being consumed by the healthcare dollar. In response to these fiscally unsustainable trends, federal, state, and local […]

Provider Directory Accuracy: Have You Reached Acceptance Yet?

New or updated federal and state-level regulations require current, accurate, and complete online provider directories. As a result, leadership in many health care organizations find themselves stuck in one of the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The first four stages of grief are all dead-ends with costly unintended consequences to […]

Avoiding Revenue Leakage During a System Conversion

Since the passing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, hospitals and physicians’ offices have been implementing an electronic medical record (EMR) to conform to requirements from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS).  With the top electronic health record (EHR) systems such as Cerner and Epic providing both EMR and billing platforms […]

“Re-Tooling” Your Practices For MACRA and Value-Based Care

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act’s (MACRA) initial Quality Performance Program (QPP) period started January 1, 2017. Recent survey data, however, suggests most healthcare organizations still do not have a QPP plan in place.  If you fall into that category, it is not too late to be successful but delay no further. Get organized […]