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Despite a 90% cut in promotional / outreach expenditures and reducing the enrollment window by half, approximately 8.8 million people were able to obtain healthcare coverage through the Affordable Care Act federal marketplace for 2018. The final enrollment tally for 2018 won’t be official until early February, but has thus far exceeded expectations. Last year, marketplace plan enrollment was approximately 12.2 million.READ MORE
Beginning April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin issuance of new ID cards for Medicare patients using a Medicare Beneficiary Identifier rather than the Social Security number based cards. As these cards begin to be presented by Medicare patients, be sure to verify the patient’s name on the card matches exactly as it’s entered into the practice management systems. CMS also suggests verifying patient addresses are up to date as the new cards are issued.READ MORE
Price transparency will continue to be a focal point for the healthcare industry in 2018. With the rise in high deductible health plans and the increased engagement with patients as informed consumers, the market demands for up front pricing is a trend that will continue. The state of Colorado effected a new law as of January 1, 2018 that requires hospitals to post self-pay prices for the most common procedures and treatments, and physician’s offices to post the prices for their 15 most common procedures. The shift toward price transparency promotes greater competition among providers toREAD MORE
As a small internal medicine practice, we are deeply indebted to HuTech for their support in applying for meaningful use and receiving payment! Without HuTech’s assistance, the medical home submission process would have been even more laborsome. HuTech's education to our clinical and support staff on Allscripts' EHR has developed efficiency and improvement in documentation. We thank them for their knowledge, dependability, and experience.- Advanced Practice Nurse in Illinois