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Dr. Evan Gwilliam

CEO Find A Code

The End of ICD-10 Grace Period & More Codes

You’ve had a five year code freeze to ease your transition into ICD-10, but now you should prepare your practice to see the first set of annual ICD-10 updates scheduled for October 1st. Moreover, the one year grace period by medicare comes to an end. With both these changes your practice will be vulnerable to denials and payment losses. CureMD paired up with Dr. Evan Gwilliam from Find A Code to help practices find their way in the labyrinth of changes coming ahead. How can you learn so many changes while coding for the highest level of specificity? Well, read on or watch our webinar "Preparing for the Conclusion of the ICD-10 Grace Period”. Read More >>

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James Bass

Founder & Creative Director of Social Doctor

Market your Practice on a Budget

If I were to ask physicians to list things they think about the most, I am confident marketing their practice would not make the list. Many find the idea of advertising their practice distasteful, thinking that medical professionals shouldn't stoop to the type of promotion typically used by retail businesses. For others, it's simply not important enough in comparison with meeting governmental mandates, dealing with insurances and above all patient care. Read More >>

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Jeffery H Ruzal

Senior Counsel in Employment, labor & workforce Management, Epstein Becker Green

New Over-Time Rule For Medical Practices

Starting December 1st, 2016, millions of previously exempt workers will become eligible for overtime pay. This change will expand access to overtime pay for otherwise low-salaried workers who log long hours, but have been exempted from overtime because they perform some managerial duties. This is good news for employees, however employers will now have to re-classify existing workers and also pay more, depending on the number of exempt employees they have. Read More >>

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Aryeh Goretsky

Security Researcher ESET

Too Small for Ransomware

Ransomware is a serious problem- and it’s only getting worse. Earlier this year, a hospital in Hollywood paid a ransom of $17,000 to rid its systems of a ransomware infection. Soon after, hackers struck MedStar Health, a network of 10 hospitals in Washington D.C. and Maryland. The list includes a number of hospitals located in California operated by Prime Healthcare. There are countless other victims as well. Read More >>

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Dr. Hardeep Singh

Chief, Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program

Ebola Misdiagnosis- Reforming Healthcare

Misdiagnosis of Ebola and consequent death of Liberian, Eric Duncan has created lot of buzz in the media. Some blamed the technology, while others thought it was a human error. CureMD team engaged Dr. Hardeep Singh and Dr. Dean Sittig to discuss reasons behind the misdiagnosis and future of health technology in accurate and timely diagnosis of fatal diseases like Ebola. Dr. Singh is a general internist and the Chief of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics program and Dr. Sittig is professor, School of Biomedical Informatics in University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX. Read More >>

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Senator Renee Ellmers

Congresswoman

A Conversation with Senator Ellmers

A healthcare bill introduced in September 2014 may prove to be the source for relief for physicians and hospitals for Meaningful Use reporting in 2015.The bill, “Flexibility in Health IT Reporting” or commonly known as, “Flex-IT” was presented by Congresswoman Renee Ellmers, which addresses the 365-day reporting period for 2015. The bill aims to continue the 90-day EHR reporting period for providers to qualify for the Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments. Read More >>

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Dr. Farzad Mostashari

Former ONC chief

Moving Towards Value Based Cared

Accountable Care Organizations, fuelled by the Affordable Care Act, have continued to grow – more than 20% of physicians are now part of ACOs, just three years into the model’s creation -- despite some mixed reactions from physicians on elements of the ACO regulations. What factors are hindering ACO popularity, despite the program’s strong potential? What are the challenges? The opportunities? The results? CureMD caught up with one of the biggest ACO advocates in the country, Dr. Farzad Mostashari. Read More >>

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