Free EHR Resource: ‘EHR Contracts: Key Contract Terms for Users to Understand’

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has released a free, downloadable guide designed to assist providers who plan to acquire electronic health record (EHR) systems. The guide, titled “EHR Contracts: Key Contract Terms for Users to Understand,” is intended to help buyers better understand critical EHR contract terms. As the report […]

PGM’s Credentialing Specialist Justine Marquard Contributes Credentialing Article to Becker’s ASC Review

Justine Marquard, credentialing specialist at Physicians Group Management, has contributed a column to ambulatory surgery center (ASC) publication Becker’s ASC Review. The story is titled “10 Best Practices for ASCs to Ensure Successful Credentialing.” To view the column, click here. Becker’s ASC Review features general business, legal and clinical guidance on topics including joint ventures, […]

10 Best Practices to Ensure Successful Credentialing

By Justine Marquard, Credentialing Specialist, Physicians Group Management Whether you operate an in-house credentialing program or outsource your credentialing, there are many best practices to follow to ensure your program delivers timely credentialing and re-credentialing results that do not keep your physicians from providing care. Here are 10 helpful tips to help ensure your physicians […]

Physical Therapy Services Facing Reimbursement Cuts

The passage of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 includes the addition of a provision that will reduce Medicare reimbursement to physical therapists come April 1, 2013, according to the American Physical Therapy Association. The decline would be slightly offset, but the bottom line is physical therapists will see a reduction in Medicare reimbursement […]

ICD-10: Are You Preparing for the Switch?

The deadline for the transition to ICD-10 is October 1, 2014. While that may seem far away, CMS notes that providers should expect ICD-10 testing to take up to 19 months. Therefore, it’s imperative for practices to be proactive and begin to implement a transition plan (if they haven’t started one already). For practices that […]

What Does The New Healthcare Reform Bring for Physicians?

Nov 5, 2010 – A key impact resulting from the new healthcare reform bill will be increased physician demand. This result will occur around 2014 when coverage is expanded. Medical billing service companies will continue to see growth as practices expand to accommodate this demand. Medicare payment adjustments could be made by the new Independent Payment […]