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    Put safeguards in place to make it harder to be a thief’s target. Embezzlement happens in large and small practices, often because there are few checks and balances to catch theft. An employee who is determined to steal will find a way, but some simple steps could prevent an employee from giving into the temptation. […]

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  • 05/07/18--12:53: MACRA Call Provides Answers
  • Wondering what MACRA stands for? Or how to participate in MIPS? May 16 is your chance to ask questions and get answers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is holding a free event: Quality Payment Program: Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions Call, on May 16 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. ET. What to […]

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    Don’t look in the mail for a participation status letter from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) this second year of the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The agency did not mail individual letters outlining 2018 participation status. To determine whether your clinician or clinician group is eligible to participate in MIPS in 2018, go to […]

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    Overcome billing challenges with processes that pave the way to a healthy revenue cycle. Federally qualified healthcare centers (FQHCs) are taking on a more prominent role in our healthcare system, providing primary care, as well as multi-specialty services including obstetrics/gynecology (OB-GYN), mental health, vision, and dental services. Because of the wide array of services provided […]

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    By law, the Administrative Law Judge level of Appeals has 90 days to resolve appeals submitted to the ALJ level.  However, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) has been unable to keep up with the number of appeals submitted to them which has lead to a huge […]

    The post Appeals Backlog Gone in 4 Years: Medicare appeared first on AAPC Knowledge Center.