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Imaging Growth Leveling off Due to Reimbursement Cuts

Posted May 8, 2017

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Decline in Imaging Utilization

The significant growth in imaging use experienced at the beginning of the millennium has mostly leveled off and declined in recent years, according to researchers from the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University. Major cuts to reimbursement and more careful ordering of noninvasive exams are the main reasons for the decline in growth. However, according to the head researcher of the study, David Levin M.D and his fellow colleagues record levels of insured Americans and increases in preventative screening should ensure imaging utilization remains steady in the nearby future.

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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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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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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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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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