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1909, 2019

PDGM & RAP

September 19th, 2019|

The home health industry has begun to brace itself for January 1, 2020, the first day of the new Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM) and the beginning of the Request for Anticipated Payment (RAP) phase-out. Many home health organizations are expressing concern that the double-whammy of PDGM and RAP taking place simultaneously will seriously affect their cash flow and may cause some businesses to close their doors..

1109, 2019

Protecting Patient Data

September 11th, 2019|

Data breaches have unfortunately become the norm, not the exception, but they remain no less troubling to consumers. It’s extremely important to keep your patients’ information safe and secure — that’s no surprise. If your practice or hospital is at risk for a breach, you need to take proactive steps to ensure security...

708, 2019

Dealing with Disaster

August 7th, 2019|

Manage the Damage of Data Breach Imagine this -- It’s a Friday morning and you’re sitting at your desk savoring the last drops of your morning coffee. A call is transferred to your office, so you answer the phone. Within the next two minutes, you learn that a patient has had her credit card information stolen, and it appears it may [...]

1707, 2019

Protect Your Cash Flow and Reputation

July 17th, 2019|

Understand the basics of credit card processing compliance for medical offices 2019 is off to a fast start for health data breaches. According to HIPPAJournal.com, the Q1 2019 Health Data Breach Report in January 2019 had 490,937 healthcare records exposed, stolen or impermissibly disclosed. How does this affect healthcare credit card transactions? Credit card information is covered under HIPAA [...]

1007, 2019

What is a Hospitalist?

July 10th, 2019|

Although they are now common in many facilities, many patients are surprised when they discover they are under the care of a hospitalist You’ve just been admitted to the hospital – which is stressful in and of itself. Then you find out that your regular doctor, the one that knows you best, will not be taking care of you [...]

1906, 2019

Simplifying Patient Statements to Encourage Payment

June 19th, 2019|

Trends in Healthcare For most people, statements for doctor’s visits and hospital stays are confusing. It seems that each organization has its own unique format for the bill, and the language to tell you what to pay isn't always clear. Unfortunately, it is common for patient statements to create payment delays because the patient is confused about what and [...]

1206, 2019

New Payment Model Announced for Primary Care Providers

June 12th, 2019|

CMS launches Primary Care First to improve quality of care CMS recently announced a new payment model structured to improve and reward value and quality of care for Primary Care Providers (PCPs). The new program, called Primary Care First, is set to launch in January 2020. According to CMS, the motivation behind the initiative is the fact that the [...]

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