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Basic Economics

Supply and demand pressures are rising when it comes to healthcare. Yes, healthcare has supply and demand in America, regardless of our opinions on this matter!  Yes, it does apply to healthcare, believe it or not. There are supply and demand pressures in pricing and in reimbursement, etc.  There is even elasticity and inelasticity in cost…


Recruitment Services with RT Welter & Associates

Did you know we now offer recruitment services? With our medical practice management experience, we CAN bring you the best candidates to fit your organization, and at a lower placement fee! Health Care is a service business. Good medical services require good personnel. Good personnel make for happy customers, good patient flow, an efficient and effective…


CTS Thanks to the EMR! — Fun with ICD-10

G56.01 — Carpal tunnel syndrome, right upper limb.
G56.02 — Carpal tunnel syndrome, left upper limb.
Z57.8 — Occupational exposure to other risk factors.
Z56.6 — Other physical and mental strain related to work.
Y92.531 — Health care provider office as the place of occurrence of the external cause.


Medicare Meaningful Use Hardship Exception Application Process Changes Released by CMS

On Jan. 22, 2016, CMS issued a new application and sweeping changes to the Medicare Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program hardship exception application process. The changes are intended to temporarily ease the burden on providers seeking exemption from the 2017 Medicare meaningful use payment adjustments. Highlights of CMS’ guidance include: CMS may accept Medicare…