January 18, 2016

Three Questions ENTs Should Be Asking About ICD-10

The medical industry is constantly growing and changing every day. With all kinds of new advancements that affect different medical professionals worldwide, it’s best to become educated in these advancements sooner rather than later. Among these advancements, there is a new implementation soon to be taking affect known as ICD-10. What is this new code set and how does it directly affect you as an ENT? Some of the basic questions that should be asked about this new mandated system…

January 18, 2016

What is the EHR PQRS Incentive Program?

The Physician Quality Reporting System or PQRS incentive program is a program that falls under the wider Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Care Record (EHR) incentive programs. Previously known as the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative or PQRI, the program was conceived as a far-reaching incentive program targeted at eligible professionals, hospitals and critical access hospitals (CAHs) to reward them for the adoption, implementation, upgrading or demonstration of meaningful use of certified EHR technology. The PQRS incentive program has its origins…