Frustration Prevails with ICD-10, Meaningful Use in 2015 | Physicians Practice

In a two-part series, Physicians Practice looks back at the top health IT issues of the year. Part one focuses on meaningful use and ICD-10.

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Nothing on the technology front loomed larger than the ICD-10 conversion. Although a KPMG LLP survey found that 80 percent of organizations said the transition has proceeded fairly uneventfully, others say that there still may be physician productivity decreases in 2016. 

Risks of Being Acquired by Non-Hospital Entities | Physicians Practice

Looking to get those administrative burdens off your plate? Before you sell to a non-hospital entity be leery of these compliance risks.

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Hospitals aren’t the only ones looking to buy up physician practices anymore.  Health insurers, private equity firms, and practice management companies are increasingly offering big upfront payments, long-term contracts, lucrative “joint ventures,” and other financial incentives to physician practices. Physicians contemplating these kinds of sales must ask themselves: How does the acquiring company propose to increase practice revenue and more importantly, will they have to change their clinical approaches to accommodate those goals?