Radiology Management White Papers

ADVOCATE provides you with an in-depth review of the latest industry trends and legislation and how they will affect your practice. Then we take it one step further – by teaching you how to implement them in a way that will maximize revenue, while minimizing additional steps.

  • Physician Quality Reporting System 2016: Keep Calm and Report On!

    In 2016, there have been several changes and measure additions specific to radiology that should allow for more choices for reporting – and, more importantly, a higher probability of successful reporting. While the requirement to report 9 PQRS measures to avoid a penalty has not changed since 2015, there are several new measures pertaining specifically to radiology.

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  • Know Your Options: PQRS 2015

    As the fourth quarter of 2015 begins, many providers may be getting nervous about their Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) participation.  With financial penalties between 2% and 6% of total Medicare payments, providers have a reason for concern.

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  • Physician Quality Reporting System 2015: Good-bye Carrot, Hello Stick!

    With all of the impending Medicare cuts that radiologists face today, radiologists must look for revenue from all possible sources. This article provides step-by-step instructions on implementing PQRS successfully in your radiology practice.
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  • Health Care Market Exchanges: A Correlation of Economics & Health Care

    The Health Insurance Exchange is a new market frontier that will enable consumers to choose their health insurance and provide them the tools to make informative decisions. The exchange will enable for an organized and competitive market for buying health insurance and will offer several choices for health plans and provide information to aid consumers to better understand their options.

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  • Healthcare Business 101: Adapt or Die

    A number of radiology practices will not survive the next five years. That’s the conclusion of many industry experts, after analyzing current trends and projected healthcare spending cuts. This white paper presents what the smartest radiology groups are doing today to not only survive, but become more profitable.

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  • International Classification of Disease, 10th Revision (ICD-10)

    It was 2008 when the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) proposed a rule to replace ICD-9 with ICD-10. This change will affect everyone in healthcare and the importance of understanding this change and what’s needed is imperative. ADVOCATE takes you through everything you need to know about ICD-10.
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  • Recovery Audit Contractors: What it Means for Today’s Radiologist

    With the ongoing strain from rising health care costs, the Medicare Trust Fund continues to be under pressure to deliver the same benefits to its recipients now and in the future. ADVOCATE explores the RAC program from A to Z, discussing what to do if you receive an audit letter and what steps need to be taken the prepare for one.
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  • Accountable Care Organizations: Reality or Myth?

    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), generally known as the health care reform law, is likely to have the greatest long-term impact on the future practice of radiology. ADVOCATE explains whether or not savings can actually be achieved.
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  • Electronic Health Records: What it Means for Today’s Radiologist

    ADVOCATE explores the eligibility and requirements under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) for Medicare and Medicaid.
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