The Pulse of CMS

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] The Pulse The Region 7 Winter edition of The Pulse, the CMS publication for the regional healthcare professional, is now available. In this edition of the publication, the following topics are discussed: Important ICD-10 resources, including CME 2015 Physician Value-Based Payment Modifier Policy An update on Open Payments DMEPOS Round 2/NMO Recompete Financial alignment demonstrations to coordinate care for dually eligible Medicare-Medicaid beneficiaries Suggestions for potential PQRS measures ACOs and the Medicare Shared Savings Program Enhancement of provider oversight The requirement for revised 855R applications beginning in 2015 The Pulse can be downloaded by clicking here. Additional resources from CMS From Coverage to Care From Coverage to Care is an initiative to help people with new health care coverage understand their benefits and connect to primary care and the preventive services that are right for them, so they can live a long and healthy life. For more information, click here. Assistance Roles to [...]

2022-05-19T17:26:51+00:00February 11th, 2015|Advocacy|

Tips for Lowering Ambulatory-Care Risks

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Tips for Lowering Ambulatory-Care Risks Presented by Keane Insurance Group Karen K. Davis, MA, CPHRM, Risk Management NORCAL Mutual Insurance Company and the NORCAL Group Among the factors that influence the safety of ambulatory care and the liability risk levels of office-based physicians, three of the main ones are: the level of communication with other healthcare providers about patients’ care; the effectiveness of office follow-up processes; and the attention given to documentation of telephone calls. The following tips may help physicians and office staff members increase patient safety and lower liability exposure related to these factors. Communication with Other Healthcare Providers When you refer a patient to another physician, have some mechanism in place to determine whether your referral recommendation has been carried out and the patient has been seen by the recommended consultant (or another physician of the patient’s choice). Communicate in writing with the consultant about the requested consultation. An effective [...]

2022-05-19T17:26:53+00:00November 20th, 2014|Advocacy|

Metro Med E-News – 8/29

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] Metro Med E-News - 8/29 A Note From the Executive Director Every now and then something happens that completely shifts your perspective. Metro Med has enjoyed tremendous growth recently. Our physician membership has increased by more than 300%. And with growth comes work. More members with more questions, more disagreement with what and how things should be. Growth has quickly made our organization more visible, and more attention on the organization means increased scrutiny, making for more anxiety. All these challenges are healthy. Early in my career someone told me that "everybody loves progress, but nobody likes change." I was knee-deep in anxiety over our progress and our changes when I left my house yesterday morning. Then I went to the office of Boyer and Corporon Wealth Management, to meet with Mindy Corporon, their CEO and founder. She will be one of our speakers sharing inspirational stories at our Annual Meeting on October [...]

2022-05-19T17:26:54+00:00September 5th, 2014|Advocacy, Event|

“How Policy Will Affect the Future of Cancer Care”

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type="2_3"][et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] How Policy Will Affect the Future of Cancer Care Metro Med is excited to host "How Policy Will Affect the Future of Cancer Care" with Matt Brow, VP of Public Policy for McKesson Specialty Health, this Tuesday, August 19th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Metro Med offices on the Plaza. Physician members, managed care professionals and business leaders are welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Stacy at The evening will include a presentation from Mr. Brow and discussion from participants. Metro Med will provide a light dinner and refreshments. More about Matt Brow: Matt Brow is Vice President of Business Development & Public Policy for McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation focused on empowering a vibrant and sustainable community patient care delivery system to advance the science, technology and quality of care. McKesson Specialty Health (MSH) supports The US Oncology Network, one of the nation’s largest networks of [...]

2022-05-19T17:26:56+00:00August 13th, 2014|Advocacy|
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