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10 Key MIPS Updates for 2019

On November 1, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2019 Quality Payment Program (QPP), Final Rule. As of January 1, 2019, the changes will go into effect.  According to CMS, the updates for Year 3…

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Evaluation and Management Coding Changes Expected in 2019 and 2020   

Evaluation and Management Coding Changes Expected in 2019 and 2020 On July 12th, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), released the Proposed Rule and made it available for comment.  There was a lot of discussion about Evaluation and Management coding…

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$5.25 Million Dollar Settlement for Lincare Inc. Announced by the DOJ

$5.25 Million Dollar Settlement for Lincare Inc. Announced by the DOJ Recently, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Lincare, Inc., has paid a $5.25 million dollar settlement to resolve allegations that it violated the federal False Claims Act (FCA)…

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Being Prepared with a Disaster Plan, Regardless of Where You’re Located

Being Prepared with a Disaster Recovery Plan When we talk about Disaster Recovery and Emergency Preparedness, hurricanes often come to mind first. This year was intense with the incomprehensible destruction due to Hurricane Michael and Hurricane Florence. While recovery efforts…

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Happy Thanksgiving from HCP

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

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,…

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