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Transfer DRG Services – Payment Analysis of Medicare Discharges to Post-Acute Care

Posted 11:10 PM by
When a Medicare patient is discharged from a hospital for a post-acute care transfer, the hospital receives a prorated DRG payment (Transfer DRG). Following are examples of post-acute care discharges:
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Is Accepting Medicare Losing Money for Your Practice?

Posted 4:52 PM by
In the healthcare world today, as reimbursements decline, overhead expenses continue to increase, and it is becoming more and more difficult for independent practices to stay afloat. Physician practices have to put on their business hats and assess the viability of their organization based on their current business model.
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The Affordable Care Act: What Should You Be Doing Now?

Posted 3:20 PM by
Unless you've been living under a rock, you should have at least heard reference to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also sometimes simply referred to as the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA was signed into law in March of 2010 with the intent to decrease the number of uninsured individuals, reduce the cost of health care and create an overall healthier population.
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Electronic Medical Records: Ready or Not, Here They Come

Posted 8:44 PM by
In today’s healthcare world, both providers and patients have probably heard the term electronic medical records, or EMRs. What is an EMR? What does it mean for physicians and their patients? How will it affect the future of healthcare?
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Unexpected Costs in an EHR Implementation

Posted 7:25 PM by
According to a recent article published in Medical Economics, physicians are frequently finding costs of implementing an electronic health record (EHR) system to be above and beyond their original budget for the project. EHR's are becoming much more common and this article provides some good tips for setting an accurate budget for the implementation process.
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