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Bipartisan approach needed to stop cuts to Medicare physician pay

By Kevin B. O’Reilly What’s the news: The AMA is urging House Republican and Democratic leaders to work together on a bipartisan basis to prevent arbitrary across-the-board Medicare cuts that threaten the financial viability of physician practices during the pandemic. The AMA supports the provisions of H.R. 1868, which would stop scheduled cuts totaling 6%. Why it’s …

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OCR: Healthcare HIPAA Compliance Report Finds PHI Security Failures

While many covered entities and business associates met HIPAA-required breach notification compliance requirements, an OCR audit revealed a host of PHI security failures for most providers. By Jessica Davis The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights released an audit report on HIPAA compliance in the sector from 2016 to 2017 based …

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Why 4 Technologies That Boomed During Covid-19 Will Keep People Home More After A Vaccine

“Even before the pandemic, remote monitoring of chronically ill patients had been shown to cut emergency room visits, hospital stays, and costs, allowing medical professionals to intervene before a situation becomes dire.” By Moe Kelley Moe is a mobility expert with the Oliver Wyman Forum and a partner in the communications, media, and technology practice …

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COVID-19: How To Get Payments Faster From Medicare

URGENT: Need Medicare payments faster?!  CMS HAS EXPANDED THE ACCELERATED AND ADVANCE PAYMENT PROGRAM CMS’s Accelerated and Advance Payment program’s purpose is to provide cash-flow relief during a disruption in claims submission and processing like the one we’re experiencing now. Through this program, you will be able to receive payment in as soon as seven days! …

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