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Telemedicine adoption growing 3.5% annually since 2014
HIMSS Analytics 2016 Telemedicine Essentials Brief: In the field of telemedicine, new healthcare IT innovation is bringing providers and patients together in ways that were unheard of even a decade ago. Telemedicine is bringing people together with the singular goal of providing expanded access to better care.
Coming Soon! Conduct Unlimited Automated Claim Corrections via the IVR
Novitas is pleased to announce an enhanced self-service feature that will be introduced to the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) allowing you to conduct an unlimited number of telephone claim corrections for select Medicare Part B claims via the IVR. This IVR self–service tool, similar to the process utilized today via the IVR to request a claim correction, will be enhanced to allow you to conduct an unlimited number of claim corrections and eliminate the need to speak to an Agent for select claims corrections.
Physician Debt and Net Worth Report 2016
Medscape's 2016 Physician Compensation Report was based on a survey that included questions on physician debt and net worth. Earnings are related to net worth, but debt, spending habits, expenses, and investments also play a huge role. On the whole, some interesting insights emerged, showing that physicians are often better planners and smarter with their money than some people might think.
CMS DROPS TWO-MIDNIGHT RULE PAYMENT CUTS IN 2017 IPPS PROPOSED RULE
On April 18, 2016, CMS announced that the agency will not continue a 0.2 percent payment reduction to Inpatient Prospective Payment System (“IPPS”) payments that was instituted in 2014 as part of the two-midnight rule. Additionally, CMS proposed to give hospitals a onetime pay increase of 0.6 percent in 2017 to retroactively offset the effect of the two-midnight rule payment reduction in 2014, 2015, and 2016.