Watch out for fax requests from Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has become aware of a scam where perpetrators are sending faxes to physician offices posing as the Medicare carrier or Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC).
The fax instructs physician staff to respond to a questionnaire to provide [...]
You can make a difference! As a provider and future user of electronic health record (EHR) technology, you have an opportunity to comment on what you think “meaningful use” of an EHR should mean.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is seeking comments on the preliminary definition of “Meaningful Use,” as [...]
According to a survey by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), charity care is on the rise in the form of discounted fees and free screenings. The study confirms the negative impact of the recession on patients in meeting their healthcare needs during tough economic times. The national poll of AAFP members shows that [...]
Researchers Todd Gilmer and Richard Kronick from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) released a new study indicating that the number of uninsured Americans could rise to 52 million by 2010. That’s up from 45.7 million uninsured Americans in 2007 as reported by an HFMA educational report.
What does this mean for your practice? When [...]