Archive for February, 2012

Progress Open Edge Version 10.2b

Understanding the importance of system availability and flexibility, we are very excited about the newest release of the Progress Software we have used for years and how it supports the CARE system. This application platform offers the scalability our data intensive system requires to deliver critical information and the results our clients deserve. Among its many features is the ability to build dashboards to provide the information most important to you.

HIPAA 5010

Has the transition to the federally mandated HIPAA 5010 caused payment disruption or reduction issues for your medical practice? 

While it appears that many practices are having difficulty transitioning from 4010 to the HIPAA Version 5010 electronic transactions, we took steps early in 2011 to prepare ourselves and our physician partners for the newer mandated requirements. 

Please give us a call if we can answer any of your questions about HIPAA 5010 or the ICD-10 conversion. CMS has moved the ICD-10 conversion date beyond the previously communicated timeframe of October 2013 to a yet to be determined date.

President Obama Signs the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012

New Law Includes Physician Update Fix through December 2012

On February 22, 2012, President Obama signed into law the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Job Creation Act). This new law prevents a scheduled payment cut for physicians and other practitioners who treat Medicare patients from taking effect on March 1, 2012. The new law extends the current zero percent update for such services through December 31, 2012.