In October 2019, President Trump issued Executive Order #13890, titled “Protecting and Improving Medicare for Our Nation’s Seniors.” Section 5a of this order states “Within 1 year of the date of this order, the Secretary shall propose reforms to the Medicare program to enable providers to spend more time with patients
You look over at your computer screen to access the patient’s chart, and you’re greeted with a demand for payment before you can regain access. It says you either pay the ransom immediately or your entire computer network will be locked down to the point of being unusable. What do you do? Read this article to learn more!
The Medical Practice Act (MPA] and Rules require everyone licensed under the MPA — DCs, MDs, and DOs — to obtain 150 hours of Continuing Medical Education [CME] for the 36 months preceding July 31 in the year of renewal. All 150 hours may be obtained in formal “Category I” hours or may be divided into two categories, 60 hours of formal education and 150 hours of informal.
As we have indicated in the past, Medicare has changed their patient identification numbers to Medicare Beneficiary Identifiers (MBIs). Up until January 1, these numbers have been strongly suggested. However, beginning in 2020, these new MBIs are mandatory.