Health Care Services Blog

Blogs July 10, 2018 Employment Classification of Home Health Care Aides

Is a home health care aide considered an employee or an independent contractor? The IRS and the Department of Labor makes a big distinction between the two. To follow is an employee/independent contractor test to help with labor and tax law complianc…

Blogs August 28, 2017 MGMA 2017 Regulatory Burden Survey: The Results Are In…..

Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has just released the results of its 2017 Regulatory Burden Survey. Get the highpoints of the survey.

Blogs April 03, 2017 Health Care 101: An Industry Like No Other

Despite being encountered by most all of us routinely, its distinctiveness as a business is not understood by many. Greater understanding is critical as National Health Expenditure (“NHE”) approaches some 18% of GDP.

Blogs March 08, 2017 2017 Telehealth Services Updates

Telehealth services are being offered as an alternative to face-to-face encounters by many physicians across the country. Telehealth is a great way for providers to connect with patients who may not have physical access the care they need.

Blogs February 23, 2017 Protect Your Organization with a HIPAA Security Plan

In 2016, there were a number of updates and respective releases made by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) in terms of HIPAA Security. Why are these updates important?

Blogs February 17, 2017 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Insurance Mergers Denied

Federal judges recently blocked the mergers of Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna. What would the consolidation have provided these large insurance companies?

Blogs January 30, 2017 Patient Responsibility: A Growing Concern for Health Care Providers

Reimbursements collected directly from patients are increasing in size and value, and as opposed to Medicare or insurance companies, are comparatively difficult to collect, resulting in the erosion of bottom lines across the industry.

Blogs December 09, 2016 2017 CPT® Code Changes

It’s time for new 2017 CPT® code updates. Moderate sedation is no longer included in any procedures, telemedicine codes have been added, the surgery section has the largest number of code changes and there are new codes for dialysis circuits.

Blogs November 21, 2016 2017 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule. 2017 will be the first year for Merit-Based Incentives Payment System. CMS finalized a data collection strategy to reduce the reporting burden.