NNPEN’s New CEO Discusses Growing Role of NPs in Home-Based Care
About the Article: Lynn Rapsilber, DNP, co-founded the National Nurse Practitioner Entrepreneur Network (NNPEN) in 2017 to help nurse practitioners (NPs) launch sustainable businesses. And, now, she is pledging to do even more to assist her fellow NPs as the new CEO of the advocacy organization. HCCInsights...
November 29th, 2021
Categories: Caregiver Stories, Practice Management
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Vaccine Mandates: What it Means for Employers
Update 01/14/22: On January 13, 2022, the U.S Supreme Court released two per Curiam opinions regarding CMS and OSHA’s vaccination and testing requirements. U.S Supreme Court: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Regulation U.S Supreme Court: OSHA ETS First, the Court decided to allow CMS to implement...
November 18th, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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It’s Here! CMS Released the CY 2022 MPFS Final Rule
CY 2022 MPFS Final Rule Date: 11|04|2021   Approx. 5 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI It’s November and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released the annual Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) final rule which outlines...
November 3rd, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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Concentration of Healthcare Expenditures in the U.S., 2019
Authors: Meng Chen, Research Associate, HCCI, and Aaron Yao, Research Director, HCCI Introduction Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) data show that about 14% of the U.S. civilian, noninstitutionalized population had no personal healthcare expenditures in 2019. At the same time, only 5% of the population accounted for nearly...
November 3rd, 2021
Categories: Data Insights
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Frontier Medicine
Alaskans like to call the rest of the country the “Lower 48.” That’s because it acknowledges things are different in Alaska. A decade ago, Aderonke Akindipe, FNP, discovered just how different when she moved to Anchorage from New York City. Akindipe is CEO of Akins...
October 25th, 2021
Categories: Caregiver Stories, Practice Spotlight
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Public Health Emergency (PHE) Extended: Telehealth Waivers Remain in Place
Date: 10|21|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI On October 15, 2021, Xavier Becerra, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), renewed the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE), extending the...
October 21st, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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How CCM Services Promotes Financial Sustainability
Date: 10|07|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI One of the most common billing questions I receive is, “how can I get paid for all of my non-face-to-face time with patients and caregivers?”.  An appropriate solution to...
October 7th, 2021
Categories: Practice Management, Training & Education
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Getting Paid for Administering COVID-19 Vaccines at Home
Date: 09|15|2021   Approx. 2 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced on August 24th further action to expand payment flexibilities for administering COVID-19 vaccines at home. Overall, CMS...
September 15th, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates, Practice Management
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Understanding the Key Impacts of the CY 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule (MPFS)
Date: 09|02|2021   Approx. 4 min. read Author: Brianna Plencner, CPC, CPMA  Senior Consultant & Manager, Practice Development, HCCI The first thing to understand about the MPFS proposed rule is that it’s proposed. None of these policy or payment impacts are final until CMS confirms their final decisions...
September 2nd, 2021
Categories: CMS Updates
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ACT Health Solutions – Ada Tapper, DNP, APRN, Owner
Dr. Ada Tapper, DNP, APRN Background ACT Health Solutions is a house call practice based in Hillsborough County, FL, focused on delivering exceptional care to homebound patients. Founded in 2018 to provide transitional, chronic, and primary care services, ACT Health Solutions joined The Florida House...
August 31st, 2021
Categories: Practice Spotlight
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