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Coastal Anesthesiology Medical Associates Selects Integrated Medical Partners as Revenue Cycle Management and Advanced Analytics Provider

Milwaukee, WI, April 12, 2018 – Integrated Medical Partners (IMP) a premier provider of revenue cycle management, coding and advanced analytics for hospital-based physician practices announces the addition of Coastal Anesthesiology Medical Associates (CAMA) as a valued revenue cycle management client. CAMA provides the highest quality anesthesia services in California’s central coast region, practicing at Read More >>

Data Mining . . . Is There Gold in Them Hills of Data?

What is healthcare data analytics? According to USF Health, health data analytics also known as clinical data analytics, involves the extrapolation of actionable insights from sets of patient data, typically collected from both the revenue cycle management system (structured data) and the electronic health records (EHRs) (structured and unstructured data). “… Structured data analytics can Read More >>

Healthcare Practice Analytics 101 – Numbers, Charts & Dashboards Oh My!

By Tracy Keenan, Analytics Manager Is your head spinning from the pressure to be using your practice’s data and convert it into actionable information? Do you view practice analytics as simply spreadsheets, graphs and charts of numbers detailing what happened in the past? Wonder why all this information is so important? Do you struggle with Read More >>

Vision Statement – Your Compass to Future Practice Success

By Keith Chew, MHA, CMPE, FRBMA   Is your practice moving like a rudderless boat; not sure of its direction or destination? Does your practice leadership all agree 100% on the best course for the practice? If not, then it’s time to lose the rose-colored glasses. Develop a clear, defined vision statement for your practice. Because Read More >>

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Impact on Radiology, Part 2

As a follow up to our first blog post regarding the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule highlights, you will find additional information and details below: New Bundled Mammography Codes CMS will also not make any changes to the technical component (TC) reimbursement for mammography with CAD, but CMS is changing the code definitions to match Read More >>

Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule: Impact on Radiology, Part I

Last month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) Final Rule, which updates policies and payment rates for services provided on or after Jan. 1, 2017. CMS released the Proposed Rule for comment on July 7, 2016. Overall, CMS estimates a 2017 conversion factor of $35.8887, Read More >>

MIPS and MACRA Preliminary and Final Rule Update Status

In April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published its proposed rules for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) and Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). The rules outlined the transformation of the current Quality Incentive Programs (PQRS, Meaningful Use and Value-based Payment Modifier) into a new incentive program called Read More >>

ICD-10 Revisited: Preparing for 2017

Despite the many regulatory changes healthcare providers faced over the course of this year, none was as highly anticipated as ICD-10 implementation. While industry leaders predicted the transition would cause significant operational disruptions, increased technological demands and cash flow interruptions, publications like Modern Healthcare were already describing the event as “like Y2K” just 12 short Read More >>

Collaboration 101: The Changing Competitive Landscape

Consolidation is coming to healthcare, more rapidly than ever. After decades of fragmentation, financial pressures, heightened competition and regulatory changes are contributing to an increase in mergers and acquisitions across the spectrum of healthcare stakeholders—payers, health systems, physician groups and more. According to the 2014 Deloitte Center for Health Solutions study “The Great Consolidation,” the Read More >>