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Originally posted by MEDScape. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that by the end of May, it will notify all clinicians who are eligible for payment under the new Merit-Based Incentive Payment System...

Modern Healthcare/6 Mar 2017/By Elizabeth Whitman/To explore Medicare ACOs by program and risk level in 2017, visit ModernHealthcare.com/MedicareACO “The ACOs consistently tell us that there is still a lot of unpredictability in the benchmarking, and...

In the New Year, get your Medicare patients off to a healthy start by recommending the Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) or Annual Wellness Visit (AWV). Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Medicare covers these...

By Dave Barkholz  | January 23, 2017 | Article is Originally from Modern Healthcare Half of healthcare systems are getting some or most of their reimbursement as part of value-based payments that put providers at risk...

For years, Medicare has offered annual wellness exams for senior patients, and such wellness checks that go beyond an annual physical are key to keeping people healthy and out of the hospital, according to local...

WellTrackONE, a risk management firm in the health care field, takes a prescriptive approach to compliance that supports encryption at rest in a hybrid cloud. As both costs and challenges mount in the health care...

Posted at 02:05PM Sep 07, 2012 by Kent Moore: Since its debut last year, the Medicare annual wellness visit (AWV) has been an apparent source of ongoing confusion. That point was driven home to me...

PCPs should make a greater effort to identify Medicare patients who regularly skip annual wellness visits, otherwise they represent a missed opportunity to conduct periodic cognitive assessments, according to data presented at the Alzheimer’s Association...

June 1, 2016 To whom it may concern: It is widely known that there are some external vendor organizations who are acting to perform Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) for Medicare patients WITHOUT the knowledge or...

By Michelle Andrews March 25, 2016: Kaiser Health News Although primary care doctors frequently see patients with depression, they typically do less to help those patients manage it than they do for patients with other...