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Seth Flam, DO

Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR.

Visit Our Resource Center for Free Information on ICD-10, Chronic Care Management, More

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Looking for information on transitioning your practice to ICD-10, implementing a chronic care management program or addressing other important challenges? Good news: You can find a wealth of free information in the HealthFusion Resource Center, including: Live Webinars Webinar Recordings White Papers Infographics And more Each of these resources is designed to help you understand and navigate the new challenges facing medical practices, including: Chronic Care Management ICD-10 Practice Cash Flow Management PQRS Reporting Meaningful Use The Value-Based Modifier And more Among the important topics you can catch up on are: How […] Continue Reading

Questions and Answers on CMS’ Value-Based Modifier Program, Part II

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This blog post continues our question and answer discussion on the Value-Based Modifier program and how it will affect your practice from our recent webinar featuring Barbara J. Connors, DO, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Region III. You can read Questions and Answers on CMS’ Value-Based Modifier Program, Part I now. Q: If a solo practice is MU eligible for 2014 and did not report PQRS in 2014, can it still use registry reporting in 2014 to report PQRS? A: You still have time to […] Continue Reading

Questions and Answers on CMS’ Value-Based Modifier Program, Part I

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Have questions about the Value-Based Modifier program and how it will affect your practice? We were fortunate to host Barbara J. Connors, DO, MPH, Chief Medical Officer at The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Region III, in our recent webinar on the Value-Based Modifier (VBM) program, and she was kind enough to answer the questions we couldn’t accommodate in the webinar’s Question and Answer session. Q: Will the Value-Based Modifier affect all specialties? A: PQRS (the basis for the VBM) applies to all physicians and other eligible professionals (EP) listed at […] Continue Reading

Quiz: Do You Know How the Value-Based Modifier Will Impact Your Practice?

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How well do you understand CMS’ Value-Based Modifier program? Make sure you understand this new program that will result in payment adjustments, because it will begin impacting your practice with your 2015 performance. Take our quick quiz to make sure you understand what this program means to your practice and what you need to do. Quiz 1. When will the Value-Based Modifier be applied to all practices and used to adjust future Medicare payments? A. 2017 B. 2015 C. 2016 2. The Value-Based Modifier is calculated using: A. Total Costs per Beneficiary […] Continue Reading

Free Webinar–The Value-Based Modifier: What’s the Impact on Your Practice?

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 Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – 1:00 PM Eastern time/10:00 AM Pacific time Starting in 2015, providers who participate in Fee-For-Service Medicare need to prepare for the Value-Based Modifier (VBM) program because their 2017 Medicare payments will be adjusted based on their 2015 performance. The VBM has not been on the radar of most small and solo practices before now because it was only applied to groups with more than 10 providers for the first two years. But now all practices need to be aware of this program and understand how it impacts their […] Continue Reading

November EHR Newsletter: Chronic Care Management Code, RACs & More

November Newsletter features articles on the new chronic care management code and more
Don’t miss the latest issue of our monthly newsletter for articles on the new chronic care management code from CMS and how it may allow you to get paid for care you’re already giving, free webinars and infographics, and much more. If you don’t receive the newsletter via email, sign up for the monthly emails now. Free Webinar — PQRS: What You Need to Know and How to Report Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 1:00 PM Eastern time/10:00 AM Pacific time Failing to report for PQRS no longer means losing out on a […] Continue Reading

Free Infographic: What is CMS’ Value-Based Modifier Program and How Will It Affect Your Practice?

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Do you know how the Value-Based Modifier program will affect your practice revenue starting in 2015? You should, because it could cost you up to 6% of your Medicare reimbursement in 2017, depending on whether or not you have successfully reported for PQRS. Get up to speed now– review our infographic below for a quick overview of what you need to know about the Value-Based Modifier program.   Additional References Information about the Value-Based Modifier program Quality Benchmarks for the 2015 Value Modifier and the 2013 Quality and Resource Use Reports (PDF) […] Continue Reading

October EHR Newsletter: Value-Based Modifier, PQRS & More

Oct. EHR Newsletter features articles on Value-Based Modifier program and more
Review the latest issue of our monthly newsletter for articles on the Value-Based Modifier program, how CMS penalty programs could affect some practices, and much more. If you don’t receive the newsletter via email, sign up for the monthly emails now.  The Value-Based Modifier Program and How It Will Affect Your Practice Just when you thought there were enough CMS incentive programs to worry about, along comes a new program that small and solo practices will need to comply with: the Value-Based Modifier. Introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act, the […] Continue Reading

CMS’ Value-Based Modifier Program and How It Will Affect Your Practice

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 Just when you thought there were enough CMS incentive programs to worry about, along comes a new program that small and solo practices will need to comply with: the Value-Based Modifier. Introduced as part of the Affordable Care Act, the Value-Based Modifier program (VBM) is designed to assess both quality of care furnished and the cost of that care under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. The VBM has not been on the radar of most small and solo practices before now because it was only applied to groups with more than 10 […] Continue Reading