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MACRA is here – and what you don’t know can hurt you!

Posted by Guest Writer on May 19, 2017 2:00:00 PM

If you participate in Medicare Part B and if you don’t take action before October 2nd you will receive a 4% negative payment adjustment in 2019.

What is MACRA?

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) repealed the Sustainable Growth Rate methodology used to update physician fee schedule reimbursement and replaced it with a new reimbursement model, the Quality Payment Program (QPP).  Through MACRA physicians will fall into one of two tracks:

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Topics: Healthcare Industry, Legal and Regulatory

Improving Handoffs, Improving Patient Safety

Posted by Guest Writer on Oct 7, 2016 12:35:00 PM

Handoffs are a necessary part of patient care.  These transfers of information, authority and responsibility occur whenever a provider changes, when a patient is transferred from one unit to another, before and after a procedure, and at admission and discharge. 

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Topics: Hospital Management, Patient Safety

MagMutual Partners with Wolters Kluwer to Provide UpToDate Clinical Decision Support to All Policy Owners

Posted by Guest Writer on Sep 9, 2016 12:19:23 PM
First-ever Partnership with Insurance Carrier Reflects Commitment to the Continuum of Care
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Topics: Healthcare Industry

Less than 30 Days Until OSHA’s New Recordkeeping Rules Go Into Effect

Posted by Guest Writer on Jul 12, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Employers will face a number of new obligations under OSHA’s revised recordkeeping rules as of August 10, 2016.  These include (1) a new anti-retaliation provision; (2) new employee notification requirements; and (3) a new requirement to implement and maintain a “reasonable” injury and illness reporting procedure.  For employers required to record injuries and illnesses under OSHA’s Recordkeeping Standard, the new rules may require some immediate action. 

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Topics: Hospital Management, Practice Management