Monthly Archives: April 2015

What the historic SGR replacement bill means for providers

While all physicians and physician groups should be excited about the passage of the Doc-Fix Bill, a rare bipartisan achievement now headed for the expected signature of the President, everyone should also recognize that the bill itself makes clear Congress’ … Continue reading

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Compliance officer independence and compliance risks

Gabriel Imperato, current president of the SCCE/HCCA Board of Directors, was published in the April 2015 edition of Compliance Today. Please click here to view his “President’s Message.”

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Medicare Announces New ACO Initiative: The Next Generation ACO Model

By: Fred Segal On March 10, 2015, CMS announced that it will offer a new ACO Model in the near future:  The Next Generation (Next Generation) ACO Model.  The Next Generation Model will be separate and apart from the Pioneer … Continue reading

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Chronic Care Management Dollars: Who Gets Them and How?

By: Kristina Maranges Recognizing chronic care management is one of the critical components of primary care as of January 1, 2015, Medicare now allows qualified providers to seek payment for non-face-to-face care management/coordination under CPT Code 99490.  These services are … Continue reading

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CMS Expands Medicare Coverage for ACOs Providing Telehealth Services

By: McKenzie Livingston Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are monetarily incented to achieve the Triple Aim of being more cost efficient, while providing better care for individuals and providing better health for populations.  Telehealth is such a great match for ACOs … Continue reading

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