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  • September CEO Update: Making Mental Health a Priority

    By on September 26, 2016

    September and the end of summer has always given me a feeling of renewed energy in my work. Maybe it is the memories of starting a new school year or getting to buy fresh new school supplies. As we prepare to begin a new season, I am renewed in...

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  • BREAKING NEWS: CMS Announces new CPT Codes for Advanced Care Planning

    By on September 22, 2016

    BREAKING NEWS:  CMS Announces new CPT Codes for Advanced Care Planning CMS announced coverage under Part B for advanced care planning-CPT codes 99497 and 99498.   CPT Code 99497 – Advance care planning (ACP) including the explanation and discussion of advance directives such as standard forms (with completion of...

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  • CMS to build central repository to help with meaningful use public health reporting

    By on September 21, 2016

    Qualified entities can join the repository if they can declare their readiness to receive public health reporting by Oct. 31. The database will be finished by early 2017, officials say.   The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is launching a central data repository for public health agency and...

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  • National Health IT Week

    By on September 21, 2016

    National Health IT Week is one week away! Here are ways you can join the movement and expand the value of Health IT now:   Make your voice heard through our National Health IT Week Virtual March on the States! Contact your elected state officials quickly and easily with our letter highlighting...

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  • CEO Update: Insurance Rate Challenges Facing Rural Colorado

    By on August 31, 2016

    CEO Update: Insurance Rate Challenges Facing Rural Colorado When I grew up, I was lucky my family had a good job that offered good insurance and the rates were reasonably priced. That isn’t always the case nowadays. Today, we have many challenges facing rural Colorado with higher insurance premium...

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  • CEO Update: Rural Health Clinics (RHC), Humility, and Telling Your Story

    By on July 29, 2016

    Rural Health Clinics (RHC), Humility, and Telling Your Story All my life I was taught to be humble. I was told never to gloat or overly celebrate accomplishments when you do something special.  I was taught that talking about yourself or your successes is showing off, and it is...

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  • BREAKING: Slavitt suggests MACRA could be delayed

    By on July 13, 2016

    BREAKING: Slavitt suggests MACRA could be delayed By Shannon Muchmore  | July 13, 2016 CMS Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt told lawmakers Wednesday that the agency is considering delaying the start date for Medicare payment reform, which is set to go into effect Jan 1. Testifying before the Senate Finance Committee,...

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  • CEO Update: Colorado Tourism and Rural Healthcare

    By on June 29, 2016

    Colorado Tourism and Rural Healthcare Welcome to summer; I love this time of year!  In Colorado, we are so fortunate to have the options of a wide variety of activities that suit all age groups.   One of my favorite activities is hiking and I can say I’m really proud...

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  • Applications are due by 11:59 PM ET on July 1, 2016 for Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs)

    By on June 28, 2016

    Applications are due by 11:59 PM ET on July 1, 2016 for Eligible Professionals (EPs), Eligible Hospitals, and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) Applications and Instructions The Medicare EHR Incentive Program 2017 hardship exception instructions and application for EPs and eligible hospitals are available on the Payment Adjustments & Hardship...

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  • Holy MACRA! – Being HIPAA Compliant is Part of How Physicians get Paid

    By on June 1, 2016

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