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Growing Pains?

So as you have all been experiencing in the past few years, healthcare in the U.S. is changing rapidly. The last blog gave a bit of history of those changes. The questions being asked now; are we creating technology that is being resisted and resented that is intended to provide *Better Care, Smarter Spending, and Healthier People? (*That’s the current way to express the Triple Aim.) Or are we just feeling the growing pains of change?

We definitely caught a break or you could say the screams of resentment were effective in the passage of the Patient Access and Medicare Protection Act, which brings immediate relief for eligible professionals  that were rushing to try and attest to Stage 2 of the Meaningful Use program. The legislation reduces the risk that providers will be hit with financial penalties for failing to achieve Stage 2 in 2015. It’s 2016 and if you are reporting Stage 2, you are in for a full 12 months, not the 90 days as last year. I doubt the protesting will prevail, so if you need help, call the Academy, we will help you focus on your patients and we will help you reduce the reporting burdens and make sense out of the current and upcoming outcome measures.  We are fast leaving the familiar shores of Fee for Service and heading for new lands of Value-based reimbursements.  Volume is no longer King, Value is!  That creates great opportunities for Doctors of Chiropractic, but if you don’t understand how, you will miss the boat.

Is your EHR performing as you need to thrive in this new healthcare environment?  If it is not, give us a call, we are here to serve your needs.

Happy New Year! Check out the new FREE webinars on how to deal with those Medicare Part B probe Audit letters you may be getting in the mail.

The incentives during this transition period over the next couple of years will spell the difference between thriving and barely surviving. Give us a call, let’s work together. Let’s make 2016 a year to celebrate Chiropractic!



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