Telehealth Services

Compliance Challenges in Telemedicine

Final Article in Our Series on Telehealth & Telemedicine

Navigating regulations is nothing new to physicians and other providers, but adding telemedicine capabilities to your practice will add a few new compliance concerns. From federal requirements at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and privacy concerns under HIPAA to various state regulations More..

Food Safety rules

New Rules on Imported Food

Final FSVP & Accredited Third-Party Certification Rules Affect Food Importers

If your business imports food products into the United States, you’ve got new rules to follow! The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Foreign Supplier Verification Programs (FSVP) final rule outlines the activities importers should perform to verify that food imported into the United States More..

CPT shoulder arthroscopy codes

Trends for Shoulder Coding in 2018

From SLAPs to Biceps, Keep Up With CPT Changes to Ensure Reimbursement

While there may not have been many CPT code changes to the arthroscopy codes in recent years, Medicare and commercial insurance guidelines and policies continue changing due to the large amount of money insurance pays out for shoulder arthroscopy. It can be tough to keep More..

Hospice Workers

Hospice Workers: 2018 Regulatory Changes Are Here!

Major Changes Go Into Effect This Fall, Others Are on the Table

Healthcare workers are continually challenged to remain compliant with the ever changing regulations that impact the services they provide, but it seems the hospice industry has been particularly  impacted by new regs and changes in the recent year that are now going into effect. Final More..

Telehealth Services

Best Practices for Delivering Telemedicine

Fourth Article in Our Series on Telehealth & Telemedicine

Telehealth continues to grow in popularity and demand – both patients and doctors want to use it in novel ways, including during disasters, to fight opioid addiction, and in complicated federal payment programs for hip and knee replacement surgeries. When building a telemedicine practice, providers More..

Virtual Groups Practice

Virtual Groups Under MACRA May Create Compliance Concerns

Efficiencies Gained for MIPS Reporting, but Stark and AKS Pitfalls Abound

Medical groups, payers, hospitals and health systems are being inspired by healthcare reform and new payment trends to consider new compensation models. While quality, efficiency and cost management will surely improve, and providing value-based care will be enhanced, the shift is also setting up new More..

Telehealth and Telemedicine

Specialties Amenable to Telehealth

Second Article in Our Series on Telehealth & Telemedicine

Telemedicine and telehealth continue to grow in popularity and are the subjects of recent legislation in New York and Texas, both of which acted to make remote medical services easier to provide. Better suited to some practices and specialties than others, though, telemedicine is best More..