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Family Medicine Revenue Cycle Management Provides Revenue Opportunities for Physicians Facing Large Medicare Cuts

2013-01-07T23:58:57+00:00

It came down to the wire, but family medicine physicians narrowly averted a 26.5 percent cut in Medicare physician payments – temporarily – with a stop gap measure that provides for a Medicare payment extension through 2013. The cut was scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1 as a result of the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula overshooting budgeted Medicare spending. In addition, implementation of the Budget Control Act's (BCA's) sequestration provision measure, scheduled to take effect on Jan. 2, has been delayed for two months. The provision measure calls for a 2 percent cut in the Medicare physician payment rate [...]

Family Medicine Revenue Cycle Management Provides Revenue Opportunities for Physicians Facing Large Medicare Cuts2013-01-07T23:58:57+00:00

Affordable Care Act Brings Benefits and Changes to Family Medicine Revenue Cycle Management

2012-12-15T16:26:52+00:00

When is the Family Medicine medical billing and coding process at its most critical crossroad? Right now, because the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is here and impacting Family Medicine revenue cycle management. The ACA has its benefits, especially for Family Medicine practices. According to Melinda Abrams with the Commonwealth Fund, one "hidden" benefit [to Family Medicine practices] of the ACA is its potential to make primary care more accessible. She adds that "Health care reform aims to expand and train the primary care workforce, improve provider reimbursement and patient incentives for primary care services, and support innovative approaches to delivering care." [...]

Affordable Care Act Brings Benefits and Changes to Family Medicine Revenue Cycle Management2012-12-15T16:26:52+00:00

Change is the New Standard for Family Practice Revenue Cycle Management

2012-11-16T16:20:03+00:00

These days, change has become the new standard in healthcare. 2013 will be no exception, especially for Family Practice revenue cycle management. Changes will occur to some of your most-used Family Practice codes, including updates to some of your most common vaccines. Plus, you may be facing potential reimbursement issues under the 2013 Fee Schedule and compliance concerns too. And there are E/M coding changes, too. For all of these changes and many more coming down the pike every day in Family Practice medical coding, billing and collections, it's imperative to the health of your Family Practice revenue cycle management to [...]

Change is the New Standard for Family Practice Revenue Cycle Management2012-11-16T16:20:03+00:00