How Congress is Failing America’s Medicare Patients

2024-01-26T09:39:09-07:00

By Kevin B. O'Reilly, Senior News Editor This article is copied from the American Medical Association. You can read the article on the AMA website here. What’s the news: The AMA and more than 120 other national medical organizations and state medical societies last week called on Congress (PDF) to pass legislation to [...]

How Congress is Failing America’s Medicare Patients2024-01-26T09:39:09-07:00

Hospitals are dropping Medicare Advantage plans left and right

2024-01-02T16:45:18-07:00

Medicare Advantage provides health coverage to more than half of the nation's seniors, but a growing number of hospitals and health systems nationwide are pushing back and dropping some or all contracts with the private plans altogether. Editor's note: This article was originally published Sept. 27. It was updated Nov. 14 to reflect new contract [...]

Hospitals are dropping Medicare Advantage plans left and right2024-01-02T16:45:18-07:00

Dermatology Management Company to Pay $8.9 Million to Resolve Self-Reported False Claims Act Liability

2023-10-09T13:59:55-06:00

A Texas entity that manages and operates dermatology practices, surgical centers, and pathology laboratories across the United States has agreed to pay the United States $8.9 million to resolve allegations, which were self-reported, of potential violations of the Physician Self-Referral Law (the Stark Law) and the Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern [...]

Dermatology Management Company to Pay $8.9 Million to Resolve Self-Reported False Claims Act Liability2023-10-09T13:59:55-06:00

Colorado Update by HCPF

2023-02-15T08:57:40-07:00

Northern Colorado Independent Practice Association MeetingJanuary 26, 2023Kim Bimestefer, HCPF Executive DirectorMatt Haynes, Special Finance Project ManagerTrevor Abeyta, Payment Reform Section ManagerView and download the PDF

Colorado Update by HCPF2023-02-15T08:57:40-07:00

Independent Provider Practices Provide Cost-Effective Healthcare – PhysicianXpress Article

2021-05-26T15:08:08-06:00

Are Integrated Delivery Networks and Hospitals Driving Up Healthcare Costs? MGMA President Halee Fisher-Wright provides some comments including: “We remain concerned that far too much of a practice’s IT investment is tied directly to complying with the ever-increasing number of federal requirements, rather than to providing better patient care” “While technology plays a crucial [...]

Independent Provider Practices Provide Cost-Effective Healthcare – PhysicianXpress Article2021-05-26T15:08:08-06:00

Telligen offers Direct Telehealth Assistance

2020-05-20T06:27:41-06:00

Is your practice struggling to get telehealth to work for you? Are your patients resistant to remote visits through telehealth? Are you worried about being adequately reimbursed for telehealth visits? Telligen, in partnership with University of Colorado Practice Innovation Program, is providing practice support to primary care practices, rural health clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers [...]

Telligen offers Direct Telehealth Assistance2020-05-20T06:27:41-06:00

Hospitals Drive More Costs, Get Less Scrutiny

2019-10-02T10:50:07-06:00

After a six-week recess (ahem, “district work period”), Congress is finally reconvening to commence work on drug-pricing legislation. Click here to read the entire article.

Hospitals Drive More Costs, Get Less Scrutiny2019-10-02T10:50:07-06:00

CIVHC Update on Reports for Northern Colorado to improve healthcare and lower cost.

2019-09-28T09:37:45-06:00

The IPA is working with several groups including the local employers that have requested reports from the Colorado All Payer Claims Database (CO APCD). Individual Project Updates: The ED Utilization project requested by Weld county Department of Public Health has been fully completed and delivered. Both knee projects requested by Larimer County – i.e. knee [...]

CIVHC Update on Reports for Northern Colorado to improve healthcare and lower cost.2019-09-28T09:37:45-06:00

New Henry Schein Contract

2018-02-01T14:58:42-07:00

NCIPA is happy to announce our new partnership with Henry Schein Medical.  By leveraging NCIPA’s overall purchasing power, NCIPA has obtained the best prices for medical supplies for our providers.  Please contact the IPA for more information on this contract.

New Henry Schein Contract2018-02-01T14:58:42-07:00

Building a Stronger Human Resources Foundation

2019-02-15T10:05:16-07:00

One of the challenges facing many medical practices is how to effectively and uniformly administer the human resources (“HR”) function across a number of offices, oftentimes with a diversity of cultures and historic practices. This article is not going to focus on HR issues unique to a medical workplace, but rather the HR issues unique [...]

Building a Stronger Human Resources Foundation2019-02-15T10:05:16-07:00

5 Questions to Assess Whether Your Practice is a Good Fit for an Acquisition

2019-02-15T10:05:16-07:00

By Margaret McGuckin Are you thinking about selling your practice or joining a system? As a former Chief Operating Officer for a large, nationwide practice management company, I experienced physicians that loved working in our management system and those who didn’t. What made the difference? The questions they asked while in the discovery phase of [...]

5 Questions to Assess Whether Your Practice is a Good Fit for an Acquisition2019-02-15T10:05:16-07:00

11 Guidelines to Building a Prosperous Team

2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

I use the word prosperous, because building a team is of the utmost importance in creating a successful practice. It can really make or break your success. If your team is unmotivated, it will effect how they interact with your patients, their decision-making, and their efficiency level. If they are motivated and connected to their [...]

11 Guidelines to Building a Prosperous Team2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

How Call Tracking Can Help Your Practice Generate More Return Patients

2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

By Dice Nakamura National Healthcare Division, ReachLocal, Inc. If you’re like most hospitals or practices, you view inbound phone calls from new patients as a measure of your marketing success. However, that probably means you have no way of quantifying how many of those calls were generated as a result of your local online marketing. [...]

How Call Tracking Can Help Your Practice Generate More Return Patients2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

Demystifying the Private Pooled Income Fund

2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

Understanding and using privatepooled income funds for retirement In our roles as tax, legal and financial advisors, we have encountered many clients who can be fairly classified as ‘reluctant’ charitable donors. To clarify, we frequently remind them that, when it comes to their ‘gross’ income and their consequent income tax obligation, there are only three [...]

Demystifying the Private Pooled Income Fund2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

Social Media: Why it should matter to you.

2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

By Ron Meritt Most physicians look at social media marketing as a luxury and not a necessary part of their business. The healthcare industry consistently sets the pace for innovative science and technology, yet at the same time struggles to keep up in marketing and patient engagement. Social media has proven to be an important [...]

Social Media: Why it should matter to you.2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

White Paper Series: 25 Ways to Get More Patients

2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

[joomag width=750 height=520 title=white-paper-series magazineId=0244695001438624444 backgroundImage=%2F%2Fwww.joomag.com%2Fstatic%2Fflash%2Fgui%2Fthemes%2Fdefault%2Fbg.jpg ] About ReachLocal ReachLocal is a full service, online marketing company that helps small to medium sized businesses get found online by making sure they are getting the best results for their money. We work with clients to help them develop a digital marketing strategy and manage the solutions [...]

White Paper Series: 25 Ways to Get More Patients2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

White Paper Series: How Patients Select Providers Today

2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

[joomag width=750 height=400 title=white-paper-series magazineId=0307811001438624578 backgroundImage=%2F%2Fwww.joomag.com%2Fstatic%2Fflash%2Fgui%2Fthemes%2Fdefault%2Fbg.jpg ] About ReachLocal ReachLocal is a full service, online marketing company that helps small to medium sized businesses get found online by making sure they are getting the best results for their money. We work with clients to help them develop a digital marketing strategy and manage the solutions [...]

White Paper Series: How Patients Select Providers Today2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

White Paper Series: Building Your Hiring Muscle

2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

[joomag width=520 height=550 title=white-paper-series magazineId=0755693001438302683 backgroundColor=ffffff toolbar=5a898a,50 ] About Paul Edwards Paul Edwards has over 25 years’ experience as a manager and owner. As CEO and Co-Founder of CEDR HR Solutions, Paul is an expert in human resources. His employment litigation avoidance techniques and customized employee handbooks have helped hundreds of medical offices in all [...]

White Paper Series: Building Your Hiring Muscle2019-02-15T10:05:17-07:00

When Employees Quit Without Giving Notice

2015-07-31T00:04:44-06:00

About Paul Edwards Paul Edwards has over 25 years’ experience as a manager and owner. As CEO and Co-Founder of CEDR HR Solutions, Paul is an expert in human resources. His employment litigation avoidance techniques and customized employee handbooks have helped hundreds of medical offices in all 50 states successfully solve employee issues. He is [...]

When Employees Quit Without Giving Notice2015-07-31T00:04:44-06:00
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