The basics of MACRA/MIPS

What is MACRA? President Obama signed into law the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) on April 16, 2015. It passed with a 392 to 37 vote in the House of Representatives, and a 92 to 8 vote in the Senate. That bipartisanship indicates the legislative support for MACRA and the significance of the… Continue Reading


ICD-10 Survival Guide, how move from ICD-9 to ICD-10

ICD-10 Survival Guide, how move from ICD-9 to ICD-10

Work on ICD-10 began in 1983 and was completed in 1992. The U.S. is now mandating everyone in healthcare moves over October 1, 2014,  22 years later. ICD-10 has been pushed back over and over again within the U.S. The U.S. is behind in moving to ICD-10 as ~25 countries have moved over for reimbursement… Continue Reading


What is the HITECH Act and How Do You Cash In?

It doesn’t take much for a $44,000 incentive to catch one’s eye and fire the imagination about what you’d be able to do with the extra money. Which begs the question: what exactly is the HITECH Act and how can you benefit from it? Here are four things you need to know. The HITECH Act… Continue Reading


Obamacare & Your EHR

Obamacare & Your EHR

There are physicians who are asking what is Obamacare and how does it affect their medical practice. ObamaCare is the unofficial name for The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act which was signed into law on March 23, 2010. This video below describes what it is in about 5 minutes – [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc9v2ULLc1k&w=560&h=315] So what is… Continue Reading


6 Ways Health Care Reform Will Help Startups

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6 Ways Health Care Reform Will Help Startups

In the middle of the economic crisis, small businesses are struggling to survive by keeping profits as well as diminishing costs. One of their greatest costs is healthcare, and in order to cope with this most choose not to offer insurance to their employees and still some had to make the hard decision of laying… Continue Reading