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Is Your Organization Ready for a Meaningful Use Audit?

Providers who have attested to receive an EHR incentive payment from either the Medicare or Medicaid incentive programs are subject to audits performed by CMS or the state Medicaid agency. This article seeks to establish accurate expectations for the meaningful use audit process and outlines the best practices for successful preparation.

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CMS Encouraging Greater Alignment Between Hospitals and Physicians: Which Specialties Are Next?

While policy makers struggle with health reform initiatives, there is agreement on one basic point: the trends in healthcare costs are unsustainable.This article provides an overview of trends in Medicare payments for selected services and the differences in payment levels when those services are provided in a physician’s office as compared to a hospital outpatient setting.