• Future of the Affordable Care Act Under New Leadership

    By Tanya L. Burns, LUTCF, RHU, LTCP Tanya L. Burns and Associates, Inc. Article submitted by Tanya L. Burns, LUTCF, RHU, LTCP, to share a health insurance update. If you’d like to submit an article, email Kelly Sawyer at cflmgma@gmail.com. While the future of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare, Healthcare Reform, ACA or whatever you like […]

  • 2017 Proposed PFS Analysis

    As a member benefit, MGMA provides a comprehensive analysis of the annual Medicare physician fee schedule proposed rule. Read MGMA’s analysis to learn about how key proposals of the 2017 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule may impact group practices. This year’s in-depth analysis walks members through proposals impacting Medicare Part B in calendar year […]

  • It’s Annual Open Enrollment Time

    By Tanya L. Burns, LUTCF, RHU, LTCP Tanya L. Burns and Associates, Inc. Article submitted by Tanya L. Burns, LUTCF, RHU, LTCP, to share a health insurance update. If you’d like to submit an article, email Kelly Sawyer at cflmgma@gmail.com. MEDICARE ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT began October 15 and runs thru December 7. This year, AARP is […]

  • Preparing for the Fourth Quarter

    By Tanya L. Burns, LUTCF, RHU, LTCP Tanya L. Burns and Associates, Inc. Article submitted by Tanya L. Burns, LUTCF, RHU, LTCP, to share a health insurance update. If you’d like to submit an article, email Kelly Sawyer at cflmgma@gmail.com. IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER MEDICARE ANNUAL OPEN ENROLLMENT October 15 – December 7 Medicare Beneficiaries able […]

  • Program Materials | 2016 CMS Focus & 2017 ICD-10 Updates

    At our recent meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Trish Stone, RHIA, CPMA, CHSP, CPCO, CPC, AHIMA Approved ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Program Manager-Revenue Cycle, Training, and Education with UCF College of Medicine Regional Extension Center discussed compliance and what your medical practice needs to prepare for in 2017. The presentation is now online and available for […]

  • Medicare Speaks

    Medicare Speaks 2016

    First Coast Service Options, the Medicare administrative contractor for Florida, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands, invites you to their signature education event: Medicare Speaks 2016. When: Orlando, September 28-29 Tallahassee, November 2-3 Highlights: Medicare 101 series focused on educating new providers and staff (Orlando only) Part A and B classes designed to: Educate on […]

  • Health Insurance

    Health Insurance Update

    By Tanya L. Burns, LUTCF, RHU, LTCP Tanya L. Burns and Associates, Inc. Article submitted by Tanya L. Burns, LUTCF, RHU, LTCP, to share a health insurance update. If you’d like to submit an article, email Kelly Sawyer at cflmgma@gmail.com. As a new member of Central Florida MGMA, it is my privilege to share health […]

  • Medicare Part B

    Important Update for Cycle 2 of Medicare Part B – Enrollment Now Open

    Cycle 2 of Medicare Part B provider and group enrollments has started (required every 5 years). Unlike Cycle 1, if you miss your revalidation deadline; and a Medicare number is deactivated, you will NOT be able to retroactively bill for services. Reactivation of your Medicare number will be the date your revalidation was finally received […]

  • Overtime

    U.S. Department of Labor: Employees Earning Less than $47,476 are Entitled to Overtime

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), at the direction of the White House, issued the long-anticipated final rule that substantially increases the minimum pay threshold necessary for certain “white-collar” administrative, professional, and executive employees to be classified as “exempt” salaried employees and therefore ineligible to receive overtime pay.  The new threshold of $47,476 ($913/week) is […]

  • Program Materials | Compliance, Technology, and Cybersecurity: Are You Covered?

    At our recent meeting celebrating our 10 Year Anniversary, Michael R. Lowe, P.A., discussed how practice managers can find out if they are covered when it comes to compliance, technology, and cybersecurity. Presentation topics included: Telehealth- what is telehealth and what do providers need to know about compliance issues regarding telemedicine. Social Media Marketing/Patient Communication Pitfalls – […]

  • Top Ten Policy Issues for 2016

    MGMA Government Affairs has identified the a list of regulatory issues as top priorities for physician practices in the coming year. Click here to read more on MGMA.com

  • Medicare Proposes Sweeping Changes to Physician Payments

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and Alternative Payment Model (APM) Incentive under the Physician Fee Schedule, and Criteria for Physician-Focused Payment Models proposed rule on April 27, 2016. Click here to read more on MGMA.com