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Healthcare Risk Assessment

As you primary care folks know, the Annual Well Visit requires a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) be completed in addition to the G0438 and G0439.

Here We Go Again With The Medicare Fee Schedule Cuts for 2012

While we stopped the cuts scheduled for 2010 and 2011, we are now faced with the prospect of a 29.5 percent cut in 2012.

Great Link to some answers for those Tricky Evaluation and Management Questions

Great link to some tricky Evaluation and Management questions.

Don’t Forget To Get Your ERX Claims Filed Prior to June 30th Or Face Penalty

To become successful electronic prescribers for purposes of avoiding the 2012 eRx payment adjustment, eligible professionals must report the eRx measure for a required minimum number of unique eRx events via claims between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2011.

Contact Information for All CMS RAC Auditors

Each month you should check the RAC web site for your area to make sure you are aware of current audit issues…

More proof that it really is all about the revenue

Following layoffs and the shutdown of two neighborhood clinics earlier this year, Grady Memorial Hospital is cutting an additional 120 positions as it faces a $17 million budget shortfall in just the first four months of 2011.

Why are more and more physicians leaving private practice to become employees?

NEW YORK, June 14 (UPI) — A survey by Accenture indicates more U.S. physicians are selling their private practices to work at larger healthcare systems.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2011/06/14/More-physicians-leaving-private-practices/UPI-84191308100918/#ixzz1PLcTjCwB

More Compliance Help for Your Practice

The OIG HHS has released what they are calling A Roadmap for New Physicians – Avoiding
and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse. Read all about it and get it here.

Click Here To Get an Update on the Medicare Cuts for Wednesday

Welcome back from vacation – if you took one.  Now we have to start thinking about Medicare cuts that are supposed to come the end of this month and then again in January. I just wanted to let everyone know that the House is supposed to address a one-month “fix” to the Medicare Physician Payment System under [...]

Medicare Cuts Go Into Effect December 2010 – You Gotta See This

Hold on to your hats – the new conversion factors for Medicare reimbursement are out and they don’t look good. Click here to see what these cuts mean to your practice.

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