Understanding the Merit Based Incentive Payment System

Aug 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm by steve

2016 MU participation is crucial to avoid a 2018 payment adjustment We have just passed the July 1st application deadline for hardship for the 2015 Meaningful Use program, and.... Read More

The Question: What about Training? The Answer: What was the Question again?

Aug 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm by steve

I recently saw a great poster about two options the healthcare industry might employ to secure data (think PHI). To paraphrase: Option 1) - Completely remove the human element.... Read More

Alabama Medicaid Cut Endangers Patient Care

Aug 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm by steve

The Alabama Medicaid Agency and Gov. Robert Bentley announced a devastating cut to primary care physicians effective August 1st, which will make access to care more difficult.... Read More

Final Rule Changes to Medicare Shared Savings Program Impact ACOs

Jul 22, 2016 at 11:08 am by steve

On June 6, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that impacts Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) under the Medicare Shared Savings.... Read More

Joint Commission Okays Texting of Patient Orders

Jul 19, 2016 at 06:52 pm by steve

The Joint Commission recently announced a change in its policies whereby it will now allow providers to communicate patient orders via text message. The policy applies to all.... Read More

March 2024

Mar 20, 2024 at 11:19 am by kbarrettalley

Your March 2024 Issue of Birmingham Medical News is Here!