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New evidence strongly suggests that access to patient records improves patient treatment — which is your cue to take action and get your patients to not only access those records but also put them to good use.
Consider a recent investigation from the OIG a cautionary tale about a slice of Medicare billing — incident to — that often proves challenging for physician practices.
A new proposed rule from HHS and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reduces providers’ reporting burden on language accommodations for non-English-speaking patients — and seems to strip transgender patients of the protections afforded them by a previous rule.
Now that payment adjustments are in full swing under the federal Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), you are likely to see new remittance advice remark codes (RARCs) on your Medicare claims. Paying attention to the remark codes means you can start keeping stock of your MIPS-related winnings and losses.
As mentioned in our patient records story, there’s been a slow, steady climb in U.S. patients’ willingness to access their medical records. But the climb has been slower for some groups than others.


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