News for physicians and practice managers

Repeal of the “DEATH PANEL”

The Medical Group Management Association has sent a message to its membership urging member support to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The IPAB is the feature of The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) which has been characterized by some –
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Posted by Robert Crawford on March 17th, 2012 No Comments

AFFORDABLE CARE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN ORIGINALLY PROJECTED

The Congressional Budget Office has increased its cost estimates for the Affordable Care Act out to 2022. New calculations show that the bill is vastly more expensive — twice as much as the original $900 billion price tag.
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Posted by Robert Crawford on March 14th, 2012 No Comments

L. E. Shepherd discusses Concierge Practices

White Paper by L.E. Shepherd discussing models, variations and legal issues relative to Concierge Medicine Practices

Posted by L.E. Shepherd on February 2nd, 2012 No Comments

Say NO to ICD-10

ICD-10 is an un-necessary complication to the American healthcare system. It is a classic case of the tail wagging the dog.

Posted by Peter Billings on December 3rd, 2011 No Comments

HIPAA AUDITS TO START

HIPAA AUDITS TO START. Prepare your HIPAA Privacy Policies and train your employees

Posted by Peter Billings on November 11th, 2011 No Comments

Declining Office Visits

Declining revenues and declining patient visits

Posted by Peter Billings on November 10th, 2011 No Comments

CMS Approved Audit Issues

The following table is taken from Connolly Consulting’s report on CMS approved audit issues. The table comprehends only those issues which are specific to physician practices and dates to June of 2009. Of interest is the number of issues which
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Posted by Peter Billings on November 8th, 2011 No Comments