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MACRA 2019: The High Cost of Non-Compliance

The protection, security, and accurate transmission of information are some of the most crucial features of effective anesthesia care. One mismarked chart or misread note can potentially lead to catastrophe. Interpretation is not the same as precise duplication! The best way to avoid playing a game of “Telephone” with your patient information is to ensure […]

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The Top 5 Things Anesthesia Providers Need to Know About Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, commonly known as MACRA is bringing dramatic changes for Medicare beneficiaries and the providers that serve them. MACRA is bringing big changes for anesthesiologists and CRNA’s. Could these changes result in rejected claims and unpaid charges? The answer is YES! We are watching this transition closely […]

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Anesthesia MACRA Measures Cheat Sheet

It can be tough to learn all the ins and outs of MACRA, but 2017 is the time to do just that – and with a little help from Medical Business Management, you can get all the details a little easier with our cheat sheets (under the MACRA tab on our website). Keep reading to […]

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Anesthesia MACRA Compliance Cheat Sheet

If you work in the medical field, you know all about MACRA – the Medicare Access and Chip Reauthorization Act that instituted the Quality Payment Program (QPP). QPP brings three programs together under one umbrella: PQRS, Meaningful Use, and Value Payment Modifier. Under the new system, there are quality reporting requirements that come along with […]

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The 4 Scoring Thresholds of MIPS

2017 is the year for clinicians to transfer to the new MIPS program, and CMS has done its best to make the transition as smooth as possible – especially for those who are just starting to participate in MIPS. For those clinicians who don’t participate at all, a score of zero will be assigned; but […]

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Are You Ready for MACRA? – New Survey May Disagree

In late 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a final ruling on Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) implementation. The act, signed into law in 2015, represents a shift in health care payments away from volume-based pay and toward value-based pay reimbursement. Despite a 2017 launch date, the fifth annual […]

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What Does the Future Hold for Meaningful Use?

In spite of the healthcare overhaul that has happened over the past few years, things aren’t really looking much easier this year. MACRA, MIPS, and Meaningful Use can be confusing, and while some providers have spent the past few years using their EHR to earn incentives, others are buckling down for some reimbursement deductions to […]

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5 Essential Things to Know about MACRA

MACRA is almost upon us! We’ve written at length about all the ins and outs of this new rule, but we wanted to take a moment to review 5 of the most important things to know about MACRA and what this year will look like. Read on! #1: The Quality Payment Program Who qualifies? Providers […]

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What Is the MIPS Cost Category?

In our ongoing series about MACRA and what to expect in 2017, there’s one more category of MIPS that we want to cover: the Cost (or Resource Use) category. Read on to learn more about the MIPS cost category and what it will mean for practitioners. The MIPS Cost Category: What It Is When CMS […]

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The MIPS Clinical Practice Improvement Activities Category

MACRA begins January 2017, and chances are, you’ve heard a lot about it – and the accompanying MIPS. But MIPS is complicated, and in order to fully understand it, you’ve got to break it down into sections. Here, we’ll look at the MIPS Clinical Practice Improvement Activities category and find out what to expect in […]

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