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Audit & Documentation Webinar Recap

Our second Practice Engagement Program webinar this month featured Mike Demi, RN, CHC, CPC, CPMA, CSFAC  (wow that’s a lot of credentials!), Senior Consultant for Medical Compliance Associates and after nearly 90 minutes, the virtual hand raising, Q & A’s and chats were still rolling in! For those who missed it, no need to worry…

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Pre-Application Link

I just received an email forwarded by one of my doctors from a lender with a pre-application link for the next round of PPP loans. Keep in mind that time will be of the essence once the SBA starts accepting applications and millions of small businesses will be applying… just thought I would share… https://crossriversba.com/eu

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Preparing to submit your PPP loan application

As lenders await more guidance from the SBA on applying for second round PPP loans, here is what you can be doing to prepare:  Small businesses with less than 500 employees will want to have quarterly 941 forms, yearly 940 or 944 forms, or the “CARES SBA-PPP” document from your payroll provider. The 941 quarterly tax return…

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Applying for the COVID-19 Exception with QPP

For those who feel they will fall short of MIPS reporting standards for 2020, you will be relieved to know that you can apply for the COVID-19 MIPS exemption/exception. Claiming this exception will allow you to remain neutral while submitting data (meaning you will not see a reduction in reimbursement). For those who tried to…

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Further Clarification on the E/M Changes Now in Effect

In response to receiving even more questions after last week’s eblast (and becoming more confused myself), I thought it would be best to reach out to my dear friend and colleague Dr. Jeffrey Lehrman (Lehrman Consulting, LLC). On December 30th I asked. . .“I was wondering if you could provide some additional insight regarding how…

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Get Your Documents in Order

The clock is ticking (the 10-day count down began on December 27th when President Trump signed the new Coronavirus stimulus package) for the SBA to issue regulations including the date that it will begin accepting applications for the next round of PPP funding from lenders. In the meantime, you will want to start collecting records…

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OSHA: As if we didn’t have enough to worry about!

As if we didn’t have enough to worry about! Yesterday I answered a call from a mildly panicked podiatrist after learning about a physician group (non-podiatry) in her building who received a disturbing email from MIOSHA (Michigan OSHA) a few days before Christmas. In a nutshell, this is what it said: “The Michigan Occupational Safety…

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Second Stimulus Package

Putting in long hours over the weekend and into the Monday of Christmas week, leaders in the House and Senate finally reached an agreement on another pandemic relief bill package. This time to the tune of $900 Billion (the second largest federal stimulus package after the $2 Trillion CARES Act passed in March). President Trump…

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E/M Coding Changes for 2021 are Almost Here

What’s your plan? For more than a year now and especially over the last few months we have been learning about the significant changes to Evaluation and Management (E/M) services set to begin on January 1, 2021. The American Medical Association (AMA), American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA), and an abundance of other medical resource organizations…

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To Bonus or Not to Bonus?

Over the weekend I received the first of what is shaping up to be many inquiries regarding the same subject, holiday bonuses. After sending a group text to obtain perspective from his colleagues that read; Anyone have any thoughts about holiday gifts/bonuses for staff this year? 1. Same as usual  2. More than usual  3.…

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