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5 Key Concepts for Payor Reform in Spine Surgery

Posted Aug 30, 2017

Payor Reform Opportunities for Spine Surgery

A recent article published in Clinical Spine Surgery observed payor reform opportunities for spine surgery. The article, written by Jason Scalise, MD, and David Jacofsky, MD, focuses on bundled payments, and the demands for spine surgery to implement bundled payment strategies. Spine procedures are projected to increase dramatically due to age demographics and other population factors. Substantial focus is being put on this division of musculoskeletal care to find a way to drive consistency and value. The trends and increasing pressures by government and commercial payors to drive accountability to the level of the surgeon should not be thought of as a passing phase by spine surgeons. Below are five key concepts for payor reform in spine surgery from the article.

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House Passes Medical Malpractice Reform Bill

Posted Aug 30, 2017

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Protecting Access to Care Act of 2017

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7 Revenue Cycle Concerns for Orthopedic Practices and How to Fix Them

Posted Aug 9, 2017

Managing a revenue cycle in the medical field is no easy task. Below are some concerns for orthopedic practices and recommendations for monitoring the health of your revenue cycle.

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Revenue Cycle Management

Converting your Top Ortho ICD9 Codes to ICD10

There are many orthopedic coding that will come with the switch from ICD-9 to ICD-10.This free guide will help you understand ICD-10, prepare for it, and give you the resources to guide your transition.

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Radiology Tops Medicare Patient Services

Posted Aug 9, 2017

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Radiologists Serve More CMS Beneficiaries Each Year

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CMS Plans to Cut Mammography Reimbursements

Posted Jun 19, 2017

 

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CMS Proposed Cuts to Mammography Reimbursements

Due to be released in early July, the CMS will likely propose a 50 percent cut to the technical component of mammography reimbursement in the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule. According to industry experts, cutting down mammography reimbursements could potentially drive down access to a mammography. As a result, imaging organizations are raising questions about outdated reimbursement formulas in an effort to prevent the cuts from happening.

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