Updates on Key Issues Facing Your Practi...

1. Meaningful Use As we’ve previously written, during the last week of December, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) announced a proposed rule to define “meaningful use.” At the time, CMS identified three proposed stages of meaningful use criteria as follows: a. Stage 1 focuses on...

Strategies for Developing Effective Vaca...

For many people, the word summer brings to mind warmer weather, a break from school, outdoor activities, backyard barbeques, and summer vacations. For office managers and practice administrators, though, summer vacation protocols and schedules can be stressful. Add to that the fact that there are also three popular holidays between the end of May and the beginning of September, and that...