Month: June 2013

EHR Penalty Exemption: Hope for Solo Pracitioners and Older Physicians?

In 2009, the Medicare and Medicaid EHR (electronic health record) incentive program created an incentive structure that would reward physicians who adopted an EHR system, and penalize those who did not. Under this current program, physicians must meet “meaningful use requirements” and adopt an EHR system by July 2014 in order to avoid penalties in 2015. …

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June is Men’s Health Month: Billing Preventive Services in the PCP Setting

CMS recently published an article on raising awareness of men’s health issues and preventive services – in light of June being Men’s Health Month. With the revamped Medicare policy on preventive services – for which the Affordable Care Act contains provisions that have allowed Medicare to cover many new preventive services at no charge to …

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Starting out in Medical Practice: Billing & Practice Management Options

So – here you are, recently graduated from Medical School, or considering a venture into private practice, or a transition from your current practice into a new environment. As exciting as this time is, you may also feel as though you are wandering through a maze of questions and murky decisions. Is private practice best, …

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