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Draft Telehealth Measures Issued by National Quality Forum

Telehealth is having such a great year being implemented the National Quality Forum (NQF)  issued a report outlining a measure framework with a list of measure concepts and standards for future measurement.  With  Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and MIPS quality measures being implemented and refined, the long-evolving telehealth technologies are now […]
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Getting Greater Good Quality Exam Table For Greater Medical Care

Examination is the basic of patient cure procedure. By doing thoroughly examination, a doctor will be able to make correct diagnosis of patient health condition. The doctor will be able to know what kind of treatment is the best for a patient after doing examination of the patient on the exam table. That is why examination table can be considered as the most important equipment in medical field.

Consider about the comfort level of examination table. It is important to make the patient feels comfortable since you never know what kind of disease and pain that the patient endures. You should not choose medical examination table that is too soft or too hard because the patient might feel discomfort.

Eventhough wellness and healthcare is not fully associated with disabled people. It is important to pay attention at this issue since not all people can move their body easily. Some people have disabilities that make them hard to reach the examination table. You can participate in promoting better healthcare by getting the right exam table that can be good for disabled people. Do not forget to ask the patient about the best and most comfortable position for your patient with disability.

Though, it is hard to get the right examination table for people with disability, you can discuss how to get the right one with your disabled patients. They will surely help you to find the correct one since you have good enthusiasm in providing better healthcare equipment for your patients. Speak directly to your patient and not the guardian in order to get clear information about the most comfortable examination table position for your patient.

During examination, you need to take notes of your patient problem. It is beneficial to remember the details of your patient health record. Before the visit ends, make sure that you ask again the details of your patient health record to know whether what you write is accurate or not. Be sure to remind the patient about the best recovery method that can increase their health.
We can find people with disabilities live longer than in the previous cases. People with disabilities now receive better treatment than in the past. If you want to contribute in making them living in better condition, you can start by getting better exam table that can be good to treat people with disabilities. Ask your patient about the best healthcare that can suit their need. It is essential to make them able to experience better live just like people with no disability.

Perform thoroughly and detailed examination to know the health condition of your patient. If you have got the right examination table for people with disabilities, you will be able to perform medical diagnosis better than the other doctors who do not have the right examination table for people with disabilities. That is why we can consider that examination table is one of the most important things to support medical examination.

In case you are interested in better health care, you can consider of getting exam table. There are varieties of exam table available on the market. You might want to take a look at exam room table that can be useful for medical examination.

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[Announcement] Helping Small Practices Prepare for the Quality Payment Program

The Quality Payment Program is proposed to implement the new, bipartisan law changing how Medicare pays clinicians, known as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA). On June 20, HHS announced $ 20 million to fund on-the-ground training and education for Medicare clinicians in individual or small group practices of 15 clinicians or fewer. These funds will help provide hands-on training tailored to small practices, especially those that practice in historically under-resourced areas including rural areas, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas.

As required by MACRA, HHS will continue to award $ 20 million each year over the next five years, providing $ 100 million in total to help small practices successfully participate in the Quality Payment Program. In order to receive funding, organizations must demonstrate their ability to strategically provide customized training to clinicians. And, most importantly, these organizations will provide education and consultation about the Quality Payment Program at no cost to the clinician or their practice. Awardees will be announced by November 2016.

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See the full text of this excerpted HHS press release (issued June 20).

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Medicare Quality Reporting Rules are Changing

This year is the final reporting period under the now-familiar Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS). The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) just announced proposed regulations that will govern new Medicare quality-reporting rules known as the Quality Payment Program (QPP) beginning in 2017.  This new system, which was enacted as part of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA), comprises both the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Models (APMs).  The final rules will be published later this year, but physicians can begin now to explore whether they want to join an APM or adapt to the MIPS reporting requirements. 


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Keeping Your Radiology Practice Up to Date on Medicare Quality Reporting

Medicare-quality-reporting.pngThe Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued two reminders recently that physicians must be working constantly to maintain compliance with the Medicare quality reporting programs. The current regulations call for adjustment of the fees paid to physicians for services to Medicare patients based on annual measurement of the physicians’ performance under quality and cost metrics.  Radiologists must focus on their quality measures because the system assigns them to an Average Cost pool by default since they have little or no control over this factor.


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Transitioning Your Radiology Practice to MIPS: The Quality Component

By now everyone involved in billing Medicare for physician services should be aware of the new Quality Payment Program (QPP) that will be in effect for payments in 2019 based on data submitted in 2017.  The new system was outlined in our recent article Medicare Quality Reporting Rules are Changing.  The regulations that will govern the new system will not be finalized until later this year, but radiology practices will benefit from preparing as early as possible to capture the data they will need to report under the new system.  ­


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