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Practice asset protection is too often ignored

Since emergency departments create wealth for their owners, it makes perfect sense to shield their assets from lawsuits and creditor threats. In this article, we will discuss the importance of shielding your emergency department assets from potential financial threats. Then,...

source: By David B. Mandell, JD, MBA, and Carole Foos, CPA
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Widespread agreement in Congress on the need to replace Medicare's payment system for physicians is offset by deep divisions over how to pay for a new reimbursement model. With a two-day hearing being held in Congress, the annual scramble has begun to plug a gaping hole...

source: Health Leaders Media

The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has voted unanimously to make a series of recommendations to Congress that would either freeze reimbursements or make them site neutral. The goal is to potentially save Medicare several billion dollars. Also, in an effort to better...

source: By Virgil Dickson

A new development in the TPA debate as ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) has updated their policy regarding TPA use in stroke. The draft policy can be viewed here in full, but let’s take a look at this: “Patient Management Recommendations Level...

source: Fire EMS Blogs

In December 2014, CMS released a 329-page list of quality measures under consideration for the Medicare program. In a January 13, 2015 comment letter, MedPAC observes that volume of measures under consideration “reinforces...

source: Health Industry Washington Watch

Physicians work long hours, with most working 40 to 60 hours per week and a considerable proportion working 61 to 80 or more hours per week, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA). The report findings indicate that most physicians work...

source: HealthDay News via Physician's Briefing

Author Carl Natale writes: It's not clear how significant it is that Marilyn Tavenner is stepping down as administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). I don't mean to downplay the role that leadership plays in federal agencies. Especially an agency...

source: ICD10 Watch


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