The Oversea Side of Offshoring

Many times when I talk to business owners I get a level of discomfort with the concept of hiring workers overseas. This ranges from slight uneasiness to outright hostility. I understand these feelings well because I used to feel the same way. When I owned a billing company I did not approve of the idea…

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CMS Final Rule Extends Federal Diabetes Prevention Program To Medicare Beneficiaries

The federal government is hoping to build upon the successes of their pilot diabetes prevention program, as they are moving forward with their plan to expand the prevention program model to all Medicare beneficiaries. The Department of Health and Human Services recently revealed that they are planning to expand the program, as it made impressive…

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ONC National Coordinator Analyzes Carequality Data Exchange

Health officials from Carequality, which is an initiative under the Sequoia Project, revealed that more than 150,000 clinicians, spread across 11,000 clinics, and five hundred hospitals, are live on their network. They said that the participants of the program are able to share health records and this can be done regardless of the vendor of…

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How To Avoid Negative Payment Adjustments Under MIPS

The Department of Health and Human Service recently issued the final rule for the Merit-based Incentive Payment System. Though it was received with mixed reviews, the final rule actually offers many ways to eligible clinicians to avoid negative payment adjustments under MIPS in the first reporting period. HHS also made it clear that they would…

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ACA Faces Mixed Results Prior To Fourth Open Enrollment

The fourth open enrollment period is to start in November, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is at a crossroads, when its success is taken into consideration. It seems that the ACA is falling short of many of the original projections, even though the rule has been successful at expanding access to health insurance for…

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The Chambers Of Congress Passes A Short-Term Continuing Resolution

The Chambers of Congress has found a way to fund the government through early December by passing a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR). This decision from the congress came just a few days before the deadline to avoid the government shutdown. The bill was later signed by the President Obama to turn it into law. The…

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Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing Initiative Launched By CMS

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently launched a new initiative, named Skilled Nursing Facility Value-Based Purchasing (SNF VBP) program. Though the program aims to streamline health care services, reports say that the project is immensely complex. CMS is now trying to fix the issue and clarify the program by providing new…

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CAQH Is Preparing For The 2016 Index

The Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) is now recruiting healthcare providers and health plans to participate in their 2016 index. CAQH is a non-profit organization of health plans and other industry groups dedicated to improve the healthcare industry. The organization has been granted authority by the federal government to establish standard operating rules for…

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Federal Officials Say Subsidies Will Help Counter Rising ACA Costs

State officials say that the premiums for Affordable Care Act plans will increase by an average of 19% in the state of Florida in the next year. Federal officials, highlighting the continuing political debate over the final impact of the healthcare act, countered that taxpayer funded subsidies, that most of the residents of Florida with…

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The New Proposed Rule By HHS Is In Favor Of Abortion Providers

According to the new proposed rule by the Department of Health and Human Services, the recipients of Title X federal funding for family planning would be banned from excluding potential funding recipients “for reasons unrelated to its ability to provide services effectively.” This newly proposed rule is meant to stop states from denying funds to…

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