There is change in the air. Providers are leaving behind substandard business models and replacing reaction with progressive ideas designed to refocus on value and the patient. Time and attention resources are finite, so it is important that new initiatives are developed with purpose. At MiraVista, we have found the following five steps to be extraordinarily useful.
“I don’t know what they want from me
It’s like the more money we come across,
The more problems we see.”
- The Notorius B.I.G.
I love HGTV. It amazes me every time they transform a ratty kitchen or bathroom into something straight from the pages of a magazine. It inspires me. The problem is that it also convinces me I can renovate my entire house in 30 minutes (excluding commercials, of course).
I worry the retroactive delay to fee schedule cuts in the 21st Century Cures Act may be a bit of the same. There is little doubt that reprocessing six months of affected Medicare claims will generate significant amounts of cash for many providers. The mere reprocessing of claims, however, no more reflects the complete responsibility for the provider than the delivery of cabinetry results in a completely remodeled kitchen.
On February 7, 2017, CMS announced a temporary delay in advancing Round 2019. The pause in the rollout was initiated to give the new presidential administration a chance to review the program.
For now, all information related to Round 2019 released on January 31, 2017, has been removed from both the CMS and CBIC websites. However, when the program resumes, updates will again appear in these two primary locations.
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