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All posts by: Charity Singleton Craig

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Charity Singleton Craig is a freelance writer and editor who provides communications and marketing services for CIPROMS. She is responsible for creating, editing, and managing all content, design, and interaction on the company website and social media channels in order to promote CIPROMS as a thought leader in healthcare billing and management.

The High Cost of Quality Reporting

Back in mid-March, dozens of healthcare organizations sent a letter to newly-confirmed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma urging the federal government to reduce the burden and penalties associated with quality reporting. But just how high are those costs? Read more

When Was the Last Time You Reviewed Your Practice Fee Schedule?

With so much riding on a practice’s fee schedule, it seems important that physicians routinely review their fee schedules. But do they? How long has it been since you dusted off the charge list of procedures you routinely perform? And more importantly, how do you know when your fee schedule needs to be changed or updated? Read more

Anesthesiologists Respond to Recent Study about Out-of-Network Balance Billing

In the ongoing debate about out-of-network balance billing, or so-called “surprise billing,” a recent national study found that the average anesthesiologist charges at least four times what Medicare reimburses for the same services. But the American Society of Anesthesiologists says the study focuses on the wrong issues. Read more

IHCP’s CoreMMIS and Provider Portal Implementation Update

The Indiana Health Coverage Programs is in the second week of implementing their new CoreMMIS and Provider Healthcare Portal. While there have been several performance problems during the implementation, the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration and Hewlett Packard Enterprise are reporting progress in stabilizing the new system and are working to resolve outstanding issues as quickly as possible. Read more

Emergency Physicians Respond to Recent Study about Out-of-Network Balance Billing

In the ongoing debate about out-of-network balance billing, or so-called “surprise billing,” a recent national study found that the average emergency physician charges at least four times what Medicare reimburses for the same services. But the American College of Emergency Physicians says the study focuses on the wrong issues. Read more

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