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Why Exclusion List Screening is No Longer Just a Should Do… It’s a Must Do!

In the healthcare industry, providers, professionals, and organizations are allowed some flexibility, some standards may be required while others may be addressable.  Not long ago, there was not a specific statute or regulation that required your practice to check the…

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Taking Care of the To-Do’s with National Clean out the Refrigerator Day and a HIPAA Walkthrough!

The end of the year can be quite the chaotic time, with holiday parties, shopping, and completing your end of year compliance responsibilities! It is easy to forget, we all often set aside tasks that need to be completed. Which…

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Breaking News! CMS Finalizes the 2019 PFS and QPP Rule

2019 PFS and QPP Rule

On November 1, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the 2019 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) and the Quality Payment Program (QPP) rule. The final rule includes updates to coding requirements for Evaluation and Management (E/M) – with…

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Don’t Fall for the Flu… Fight the Flu!

The 2018 flu season is here and will increase throughout these upcoming colder months. How do we know what to expect this year? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is impossible to predict what this…

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$16 Million Settlement – Largest Breach in History!

Largest U.S. Health Data Breach in History It was recently announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that Anthem, Inc. has agreed to pay $16 million and take substantial corrective action to…

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Don’t Get Frightened this Halloween, Complete your SRA Instead!

It’s that time of year again, the weather is becoming colder and the holiday season is on its way!  Before you know it, we’re going to be ringing in a new year. This means you only have a few months…

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