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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Bill S.3173, or The Electronic Health Regulatory Relief Act, is intended to reduce the burden of the Medicare “Meaningful Use” (MU) payment adjustments. It is safe to assert that many...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

In July, Illinois CO-OP the Land of Lincoln Mutual Health Insurance Co. was ordered to close by state regulators. The closing of Land of Lincoln comes in the wake of the closure of two other...

Friday, July 15, 2016

On July 1, 2016 representatives from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health IT published a blog post announcing and explaining HHS‟ newly established metrics to evaluate EHR...

Sunday, March 6, 2016
Despite all of the controversies surrounding the tactics used by Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors (RAC), it cannot be disputed that the program has saved Medicare a significant amount of money through its audits of Part A and B claims.  In 2014 alone, the RAC program...
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
The Administration is slowly but surely painting a picture of what the post-Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) world will look like.  With the passage of...
Monday, January 18, 2016
On December 23rd, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued its draft 2017 Letter to Issuers in the Federally-facilitated Marketplaces, laying out the...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016
On December 10th, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)...
Monday, December 21, 2015

We are blessed to be able to support the Homeless Student Program this year!

According to data released this fall, the Beaverton School District had 1,373 homeless students enrolled, the most in the state for the fourth year in a row.

Of the district's total number of homeless...

Friday, August 7, 2015

CMS has published an FAQ containing important clarifications regarding their flexibility on ICD-10 specificity come October 1.  

 

The Center for Medicare...

Monday, August 3, 2015
There are currently three Medicare quality reporting programs with different criteria, timelines and penalties. They are:
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