"At a time when we are working to get the best value possible for our health care dollar, this massive and expensive undertaking will add administrative expense and create unnecessary workflow disruptions," says AMA President Peter W. Carmel, MD, about the mandatory switch to ICD-10. >>>
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced that it will launch demonstration projects in 2012 targeting some of the most common factors that lead to erroneous payments to providers. >>>
When physician practices merge or integrate with hospitals or health systems, healthcare leaders say integration of practice teams and compensation are the biggest challenges. In reality, though, trust is at the heart of successful mergers of physician practices—and lack of trust contributes greatly to failure. >>>
Healthcare providers that boast they are accountable care organizations may now have their services vetted by the National Committee for Quality Assurance, which has identified seven measures of ACO competence. >>>
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