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Value vs. Volume Based Care: 6 Critical Issues

Posted May 28, 2015

ID-10094648Medical practices, including radiologists and orthopedic surgeons, are facing numerous challenges in 2015 as the entire healthcare industry debates the benefits of volume-based care versus value-based care.  The current volume-based reimbursement model has faced controversy over the idea that doctors may be over-treating patients as a way to generate additional income or in an attempt to keep up with lowered reimbursements.  This has created an ethical and financial dilemma for practices who want to be reimbursed at a rate that can keep their doors open, but without over-treating patients or increasing the volume of patients to unmanageable levels.  The move from the volume-based to a value-based model is supposed to be a step toward resolving these concerns, but it also raises six critical issues when comparing the two models.

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CMS Releases Meaningful Use Stage 3 Rule

Posted Apr 16, 2015

cms-meaningful-use-stage-3The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a 301 page proposed rule for establishing Stage 3 EHR Meaningful Use (MU) requirements.  If you are a practicing physician, including those in the specialties of radiology or orthopedics, the new rule applies to you.

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EHRs Play Critical Role in Radiology Decision-Making

Posted Dec 29, 2014

ehr_medical_recordsAs the use of electronic medical records (EMRs), now electronic health records (EHRs), becomes more prevalent, users are beginning to really understand their ultimate value and critical use. One of the most illuminating ways EHR data is helping out the healthcare industry is in their aid with decision making.

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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.

Business Analytics for Radiology

Posted Dec 23, 2014

IAnalyticsn today’s competitive healthcare environment, radiologic service providers must operate under increasing requirements and constraints as they face decreasing resources and reimbursements. Consequently, they must continuously demonstrate values to their clients and look for ways to continually make improvements. Service providers must go beyond simply managing operations and measure upgrades in their processes as it relates to productivity, efficiency, quality, and safety.

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New Proposed CMS Rule on Radiology Reimbursement Rates for 2015

Posted Dec 18, 2014

New_Proposed_CMS_Rule_on_Radiology_Reimbursement_Rates_for_2015The implementation of the Affordable Care Act has brought about a wide range of reimbursement changes including significant modifications to both the Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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