I have worked in healthcare service delivery for over twenty years, and during that time, I’ve worked with a lot of clients regarding their electronic health record (EHR) requirements. Many companies offered “revenue cycle management” or “outsourced billing” and personally, I’ve never thought this was a good idea for most organizations.
CMS Releases Final Rule for Quality Payment Program: Tips and Sources to Receive a Positive Adjustment
In November, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid services released the Final Rule for the second year of the Quality Payment Program (QPP). The purpose of the Quality Payment Program is to incentivize, and improve, quality of care by setting into place payment adjustments based on the data reported to CMS. In an effort to reduce the burden of reporting, the Quality Payment Program is a combination of the current Meaningful Use, Physician Quality Reporting Program (PQRS), and Value-Based Payment Modifier (VBPM) programs.
We can’t walk into a conference hall, research a behavioral health topic, or have a meeting anywhere in the healthcare industry without running into the term: value. (more…)
If you’re a healthcare services provider who utilizes mobile devices in daily operations, you need to ensure the patient data stored and handled by those devices are safe and private. Let’s take a look at mobile data security and some of the ways you can keep your sensitive patient information secure. Why does data security […]
Deaths due to opioid addiction have risen to an all-time high. Within the last week, the President declared the opioid crisis a “health emergency”, with health officials across the country calling it an epidemic. An article in Harvard Business Review, sites that the opioid epidemic "now kills almost 100 Americans each day, more than motor vehicle accidents.