Monthly Archives: January 2016

2016 KMA Physicians’ Day at the Capitol

Day Begins with Legislative Meetings CME Focus on Medical Cannabis, Opioids Charles Kodner, MD, believes the political pressures to approve the use of medicinal cannabis are growing stronger in Kentucky. “Just ignoring this or hoping it goes away is not going to be a successful strategy,” said Dr. Kodner, a member of the University of…
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Prepare for Electronic Health Record Attestation Audit

Quick Reference Guide Compliance Risks and Hot Topics Prepare for Electronic Health Record Attestation Audit Updated January 12, 2016 Background The HITECH Act of 2009 was first created to promote the adoption and meaningful use of electronic health records and other health information technology by a combination of financial incentives and adjustments. Since that time,…
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Help your patients quit smoking and get reimbursed for doing so.

The Economic Side By Lindy Lady, CPC, CPCO KMA Medical Business Advocacy Manager KMA and the Kentucky Foundation for Medical Care launched “Commit to Quit” a statewide smoking cessation program that helps smokers in Kentucky stop smoking with guidance from their physician. Physicians may be reimbursed for helping Medicare, Medicaid and privately insured patients quit…
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