Is Your Urgent Care Center Ready for the New Medicare Cards?

Starting this month, your urgent care’s front desk staff will start seeing new Medicare cards from patients with Medicare. The goal is to remove Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards by...

Urgent Cares to See Reduced Payments on Hundreds of Lab Codes in 2018

Hundreds of lab codes are expected to see reduced payments under a planned Medicare fee schedule change that will take effect January 1, 2018.

Is Your Urgent Care Billing Team Ready for the 2018 Changes to the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule?

This month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released its 2018 final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, which sets the Medicare payment rates each year.

How Does MACRA Impact Your Urgent Care Practice?

At the end of June, the Centers  for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed final rule for year two of the Quality Payment Program, established under MACRA. Do you know how the...

CMS Overpaid Estimated $730 Million in Meaningful Use Incentives

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has overpaid an estimated $729,424,395 in electronic health record (EHR) incentive payments to eligible providers (EPs) who attested to...

Time to Educate Staff and Patients on New Medicare Deductibles

For 2017, Medicare has announced a 10% increase in its premiums and deductibles for Part B, which encompasses physician and outpatient services. Medicare Part B premiums are deducted from a...

Handling Medicare and S Codes in Urgent Care

Handling Medicare and S Codes in Urgent Care 

Avoid Medicare Penalties by Implementing an EMR

The regulations for meeting meaningful use in order to get government stimulus dollars and avoid Medicare penalties have been causing significant challenges for many physicians. Most recently, the...

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