The 2013 Medicare Fee Schedule and How it Affects Your Practice

The proposed rule, published in the Federal Register July 30, moves away from the current model that rewards doctors for the number of services they provide and toward models that reward quality of outcomes and team-based care. There are some tangible benefits coming to physicians as well as patients as part of this long- term Continue Reading...
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Patient Portals? Do they work? Do you need one?

If we are comfortable shopping and banking online, why don’t we look at our health record online? Don’t we want to request appointments and refills the same way we check our email? Patient portals save administrative time and money and help providers address more patient questions and requests. If they don’t have to pay to Continue Reading...
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Meaningful Use Stage Two- What’s New?

While Stage 1 was the beginning of the journey to a nationwide network of interoperable EHRs that promote safety, quality, efficiency, and care coordination by asking providers to collect data electronically, Stage 2 builds on the current phase and starts to emphasize data sharing. In a nutshell, Stage 2 emphasizes:: • Increased interoperability of health Continue Reading...
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