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TMA’s practice viability experts have organized the information you may need to successfully reopen your practice in one resource. From evaluating staffing levels and managing patient appointments, to ensuring patient safety and communicating regularly with patients and staff, this guide will provide the information practices need to more confidently head in the right direction.
As with many new rules compliance does not always go as smoothly as planned. The Texas Medical Association wants to hear from you to better understand the types of challenges you face with information-blocking compliance.
Medicare is continuing to acknowledge recent extraordinary events in granting physicians relief from its Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS).Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is throwing out the MIPS Cost category for the 2020 performance year, which will affect physician payments in 2022.
Before March 2020, remote patient monitoring (RPM) was a tool endocrinologist Thomas Blevins, MD, used to help patients with diabetes track and regulate blood sugar levels and report the results back to him.But when the COVID-19 pandemic forced many doctors to turn to telemedicine, Dr. Blevins and the nine other physicians on staff at Austin Diabetes and Endocrinology had to rev up their RPM use.
President Joseph Biden this week extended the suspension of the Medicare sequestration, the federal government’s 2% across-the-board payment cut, through the end of the year.
Several commercial payers have resumed prior authorization time frames and requirements that had been suspended because of the COVID-19 emergency, while others will continue to approve prior auth requests or suspend them for at least part of the year.
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Revenue cycle management (RCM) is key to keeping the doors open and the lights on. This tool compares four RCM vendors identified by TMA’s Practice Consulting department. The comparison shows scalability for practice sizes, specialties, payment model, and unique service offerings – all so that physicians do not waste time researching a vendor that cannot meet their needs.
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