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If you think the amount of red tape you have to cut through is getting worse, you’re not alone. Nearly nine out of 10 medical practices report that regulatory burden has increased over the past year, and experts say that the era of high-hassle may very well be the new normal.


Some simple preparation in anticipation of patient requests for clinical trial information can make them feel cared for and less frightened, and more likely to take an active role in their own treatment.


Outreach to patients and staff like satisfaction surveys and advisory committees are not just touchy-feely, nice- to-have extras for medical practices but can actually help make a difference in care and financial performance, according to a new MGMA report.

Some practices will find no resistance when billing for a patient who visits two or more non-physician practitioners (NPPs) on the same date of service (DOS) in a policy change that should ease denials and lessen the impact of appeals.
As year two of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) winds down, practices report ongoing challenges with CMS’ full-bore pivot to value-based care and dissatisfaction with specific elements of the program, according to a survey from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) in Englewood, Colo.


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