site-neutral payments

Site-Neutral Payments Supported by Federal Court

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="site-neutral-payments"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]In a ruling last week, a Federal appeals Court ruled that the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is authorized to implement site-neutral payments. This is a long-awaited and huge win for independent physician practices. Historically, off-campus clinics attached to a hospital were reimbursed at a higher rate than independent physician practices. This left many providers with tough decisions to make regarding becoming a part of a hospital...

Donna White
Share
changed medicine

COVID Changing the Face of Medicine

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="changing-medicine"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]As cities begin to open back up, some in stages, some very quickly, many small practice physicians are struggling with reduced patient volume that only may just be starting to increase. COVID has changed the face of medicine, most likely for many years to come. There was no doubt that telehealth was on the rise before COVID-19. But once it hit, there was little choice but to jump into...

Donna White
Share
Waiting room

Resuming Patient Care During COVID

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="healthcare-unemployment-1"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Our healthcare system has changed dramatically over the last 8 – 10 weeks. This week has seen the country hit the sobering milestone we’d hoped to prevent – over 100,000 dead from the virus. That impact weighs heavily on the families and friends of lost ones, as well as those who continue to see the threat this pandemic continues to present. As most communities have opened back up...

Donna White
Share
Healthcare unemployment

Rising Unemployment Rates include Healthcare

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="healthcare-unemployment"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]We are living in unprecedented times. COVID-19 had effectively shut down much of the country for anywhere between six to eight weeks depending on where you live. This shut down required the shuttering of all but essential businesses. And while demand for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 battle is as high as ever, healthcare unemployment was at a record high of 1.4 million jobs lost...

Donna White
Share
cares act

CARES Act Opportunities for Your Practice

[vc_row][vc_column][rev_slider_vc alias="cares-act"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Last week the Trump administration signed into law the CARES Act to help providers through the COVID-19 pandemic. From assistance with additional supplies, grants and loans, this act has a lot of moving pieces providers should be aware of. The CMS Accelerated and Advance Payment Program The key takeaway about this program is it IS a loan that will need to be paid back. However, the usual four-to-six week timeframe...

Donna White
Share