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MACRA, MIPS, & Your Practice

The Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) has been in effect for a while, and we are going to expand on our last blog post to explain how the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) affects how your practice will qualify for bonus funds from MIPS. First, we need to explain what MACRA...
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MIPS and Your Practice

Recent changes in healthcare payment processing have caused some confusion amongst healthcare providers. The healthcare payment process can be complicated, so let’s start from the beginning. Payments for medical care can come from many sources. Out of pocket pay from patients who don’t currently have insurance, insurance payments from patients who now have private healthcare...
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Is Your Cloud Storage Secure? You May Be Surprised!

Healthcare practices and organizations are steadily moving toward cloud storage solutions for their healthcare data, employee data, and patient data. According to Gartner, a research firm, more than 30 percent of healthcare organizations will be using cloud storage by 2022. Gartner claims the growth in cloud storage will be due to budget pressures and the...
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Unforeseen Consequences of a Data Breach

Working in the healthcare industry is demanding, both physically and mentally. This challenging industry also has challenges that some professionals overlook but should take note and monitor. Two of these challenges that are uniquely intertwined but commonly overlooked are data breaches and insurance fraud. Data Breaches & Fraud We’ve talked a lot about data breaches...
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The Differences Between EMRs & EHRs

An EMR or Electronic Medical Record is the digital version of a medical chart used by doctors and nurses to evaluate patients during their visits. These EMRs are not designed to be shared outside your practice, and they are used primarily to diagnose and treat patients. An EHR or Electronic Health Record is a digital...
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How Electronic Health Records Help Your Practice

As we progress into the future together, our healthcare industry seems to become more complex, whether we are looking at rules and regulations, diagnostics, technology, cybersecurity, or record sharing. Luckily people are working behind the scenes to fulfill the need for robust, more efficient processes. Electronic Health Records (EHRs) have been developed to relieve the...
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To Outsource Or Not? How Healthcare IT Solutions are Changing in 2019

The healthcare industry is complex and ever-changing. Like any other industry, the healthcare industry requires technical support to keep up in the 21st century. Whether the support is for infrastructure, networks, cybersecurity, or technology upgrades, the need for technology support continues to grow. The hardest question for most healthcare practices is, “Should we hire our...
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The Ultimate Guide to HIPAA Compliance

If you’re in the health care industry, then you should already be familiar with HIPAA. If you’re new to this field, then it is time to learn what exactly HIPAA is, and how to ensure that you are compliant with the stringent (and necessary) rules that this act contains. In this post, we’ll break down...
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