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CMS Changes Name of EHR Incentive Program & Advancing Care Information Performance Category
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Marlene Mathew Kalayilparampil | Released: May 4, 2018, 5:33 am
In late April, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced proposed rule changes directly aimed at empowering patients and reducing administrative burden for physicians.
Court Finds Insurer Violated the NJ Consumer Fraud Act
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: November 29, 2018, 8:25 am
The 3d Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a New Jersey Federal District Court decision on the issue of whether an insurer may be liable under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). This auto liability case is contrary to others that have found the CFA does not apply to insurance policy disputes whe
Court Orders Correctional Institute to Administer Methadone Per Physician’s Order
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Melinda Martinson, Esq. | Released: November 29, 2018, 8:24 am
A Massachusetts Federal District Court ordered a correctional institute to provide methadone to a recovering addict who is expected to be incarcerated. The Massachusetts Medical Society filed an amicus brief in support of the injunction. The patient was treated unsuccessfully with non-opioid medicat
Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Mishael Azam, Esq. | Released: May 3, 2018, 6:25 am
The "Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act," (S104) which takes effect July 1, modifies the Law Against Discrimination, (LAD), to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for all groups protected from discrimination.
Effective July 2: CMS Reinstating QMB Identifier on RAs
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Amanda Shiber | Released: May 2, 2018, 10:33 am
Medicare will include Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) identification on remittance advice (RAs) again beginning 7/2/18. Read more. Due to a system issue, CMS had to suspend publication of this information. The issue has been resolved and Medicare Contractors have been advised to start including
Encourage Patient Portal Engagement with OneHealth New Jersey
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: August 16, 2018, 7:29 am
By: OneHealth New Jersey
One of the benefits to participating in OneHealth New Jersey is the opportunity to offer your patients secure online access to their personal health record through the patient portal. myNJHealtheRecords is a convenient, secure patient portal ideal for empowering patients to
Health Care Needs To Catch-Up; It’s Time To #killthefax
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: September 20, 2018, 7:21 am
In medical facilities throughout the country, physicians, nurses, and staff are placing medical records in a tray, dialing a number, pressing send to fax private health information across town, across the state, or around the world. According to one private firm’s estimate, 75 percent of all health
HIEs Valuable During Times of Natural Disasters
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: November 8, 2018, 8:44 am
Health care demands rise dramatically when threatened with a natural disaster such as a hurricane or tornado, or wild fires. Significantly impacted are patient access to care, access to health data, and clinician workflows. Determining the best course of medical action requires secure access to pati
KAMMCO Develops New Tool to Assist Healthcare Providers Combatting Opioid Epidemic
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: December 6, 2018, 8:32 am
Physicians, hospitals and behavioral health providers participating in the OneHealth New Jersey health information exchange will appreciate access to a new analytic dashboard—Opioid/Controlled Substances. Developed by physicians in response to the widespread opioid crisis in this country, the new to
National Healthcare Decisions Week
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Marlene Mathew Kalayilparampil | Released: April 26, 2018, 12:58 pm
Last week was National Healthcare Decisions Week (April 16-22). The New Jersey Department of Health encourages residents to contemplate their healthcare preferences and plan ahead for end-of-life care decisions. The national theme for 2018 is "It Always Seems Too Early, Until It's Too Late."
News from Novitas: Important Changes Coming to Novitasphere Log In Requirements
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Amanda Shiber | Released: August 16, 2018, 7:40 am
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be implementing a system security change that affects the Novitasphere log in requirements for maintaining access. Effective September 1, 2018, registered users must log into Novitasphere at https://www.novitasphere.com at least once every 30 d
NJ DOBI Independent Health Care Appeals Program for Prior Authorization Denials
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Amanda Shiber | Released: April 26, 2018, 6:44 am
The NJ Department of Banking & Insurance administers an external review program for prior authorization denials for procedures and prescriptions. Since 2014, physicians are required to post notice regarding the Independent Health Care Appeals Program (IHCAP) in their office.
IHCAP is available to
Out of Network
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Mishael Azam, Esq. | Released: April 26, 2018, 12:59 pm
The "out-of-network" bill was passed by both houses. Please find a summary of the bill, which will likely be signed soon.
Physician Fee Schedule for 2019 Includes Changes to Evaluation-and-Management Services
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: December 6, 2018, 8:31 am
The 2019 Medicare physician fee schedule final rule included several changes when it comes to payment for evaluation-and-management (E/M) services. Physicians should make note about three things in next year’s fee schedule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
1. CMS has postpone
Reopenings and Redeterminations: Save time with Novitasphere
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: August 29, 2018, 7:33 am
Novitas, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdictions H and Jurisdiction L, highly encourages providers to perform claim corrections and submit redeterminations on their claims through Novitasphere, our free internet portal. These features are fast, and easy to use – saving provi
Reopenings and Redeterminations: Save time with Novitasphere – B
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: September 27, 2018, 8:36 am
Novitas, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdiction L, highly encourages providers to perform claim corrections and submit redeterminations on their claims through Novitasphere, our free internet portal. These features are fast, and easy to use – saving providers valuable time.
Return on Investment for Health Information Exchange Participation
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: July 6, 2018, 7:02 am
By: Laura McCrary, Ed.D, Executive Director, Kansas Health Information Network and Senior Vice President, KAMMCO
What is the return on investment (ROI) for participating in a health information exchange (HIE)? As the Executive Director of one of the most successful HIEs in the nation, I am often a
The Medical Society of New Jersey Welcomes Holy Name Medical Partners
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: Lauren Schiavo | Released: October 4, 2018, 11:33 am
Lawrenceville, NJ – The Medical Society of New Jersey (MSNJ), the country’s oldest professional society established in 1766, is pleased to welcome Holy Name Medical Partners (HNMP) to its membership ranks.
This alignment offers HNMP physicians the access to professional membership in MSNJ and provi
Tips to Secure Health Care Communications
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: September 20, 2018, 7:23 am
A 2017 health care consumer survey by Accenture found more than 1 in 4 individuals have had their personal medical information stolen in a health care data breach. Even worse, half of those data-breach victims were then victimized again by some type of medical identify theft, costing an average of $
What’s New with Novitasphere Part B
Blog: In the News ... | Posted By: GUEST | Released: May 16, 2018, 9:41 am
Novitas, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for Jurisdictions L (and Jurisdiction H), is always looking for ways to improve our customers’ Medicare experience. Novitasphere, a FREE, secure internet portal for providers, billing services, and clearinghouses...