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HIPAA Compliance: How changes with Window’s XP Operating System can affect your practice’s compliance

With months left before Windows does away with it’s XP operating system, many health care systems and small practices are facing the prospect of becoming non-compliant in with HIPAA privacy laws. In April 2014, Windows will no longer provide support, updates or security patches for the widely used XP operating system. What does this mean…

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Medicare Funding: How New Legislation is Paving the Path toward Reform

New Legislation is Affecting Funding and Medicare Reform Medicare funding has been the cause of much controversy in Washington. On Thursday December 12, 2013 the House of Representatives passed a two-year federal budget agreement. It extended Medicare’s current physician payment update of 0.5% through the end of March and avoids scheduled physician pay cuts of…

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Affordable Care Act Allocates $50 Million for Mental Health Services

Expansion of Mental Health Services Announced A new press release by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the expansion of mental health service funding under the Affordable Care Act. This portion of the new healthcare law will issue $50 million in funding will go to Community Health Centers and is aimed…

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New Study Finds Psychiatrists are Less Likely to Accept Health Insurance

The Affordable Care Act Will Affect Coverage but Not Necessarily Service A recent study found that fewer psychiatrists are accepting health insurance. The study, published by the JAMA Network, was conducted over the course of three year groupings, 2005-2006, 2007-2008 & 2009-2010. The results were shocking. An incredible 55% of psychiatrists do not accept private…

Medicare & Medicaid Services

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Announces New Policies to Improve Patient Care

As a physician, you are clearly vested in your patients well being and strive to provide the highest quality care to each person who visits your practice. We also understand that caring for these people can be a challenge as they require management plans both in the office and at home.

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Medical Claims Processing 101

Medical Claims Processing 101: How to choose Medical claims processing is not task that most would consider fun, but it is a reality of life in the business of medicine. Most medical offices specialize in taking care of patients so medical claims processing may seem like a daunting task. It doesn’t have to be, however,…