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MedPAC Discusses Refining MIPS and A-APMs

Posted Apr 13, 2017

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On March 3rd, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) discussed proposed reforms to the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Advanced Alternative Payments Models (A-APMs). The purpose of this meeting was to review the issues and challenges facing the Medicare program and then making policy recommendations to Congress. Commissioners suggested different ways to help physicians’ transition from MIPS to A-APMs, and discussed their recommendations for the future.

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4 Things to Know About Trump’s Executive Order

Posted Mar 8, 2017

In January 2017, President Donald Trump signed an executive order against the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Implemented by former President Obama, the ACA represents the most significant regulatory overhaul of the United States health care system. The purpose of President Trump’s executive order is to minimize the economic and regulatory burdens of the ACA by repealing it and coming up with a replacement plan. Before President Trump’s replacement plan takes place in the near future, here are four things you should know about the executive order.

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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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Health Reform & Healthcare Legislation Updates You Should Know

Posted Apr 8, 2016

It only comes around once every four years, and when it does, it can mean significant changes are on the horizon. 2016 is a presidential election year, and with this comes changes in legislation, policy, and legal process. Keeping up-to-date with healthcare news always has importance, but during a presidential election year, keeping legal issues on your radar is especially important.

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5 Need-to-Know Healthcare Industry News Updates

Posted Mar 7, 2016

At HIS, we primarily focus on helping our partners make more money. Whether it is through management of revenue cycle and consulting services, or coding assistance; we help ensure you’re not leaving money on the table. And we do it with an emphasis on Orthopedics and Radiology. Our dedication ensures you’re always getting the most up-to-date, relevant industry information. However, the health industry is much bigger than Orthopedics and Radiology, and changes ripple far beyond their respective industries. Therefore, keeping in step with our dedication to education, I’ve compiled these five need-to-know topics currently in healthcare news.

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