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The Increasing Importance of High-Quality Primary Source Verification

Lack of proper credentialing can negatively impact patient care, decrease revenue and raise compliance concerns. Healthcare facilities and medical practices must have reliable processes in place that will capture providers and their staff who are not properly credentialed. Read more...

MACRA – Making the Most of Your MIPS Score

February 16, 2017

Norwalk Inn & Conference Center

99 East Avenue, Norwalk CT

Quick Compliance Check for your HIPAA Business Associates

As a Covered Entity, you need to make sure you have identified all your BAs (Business Associates), have updated agreements in place, and ensure that your BAs understand they, too, may be audited for HIPAA compliance. Read more...

Credentialing - Implement these 5 Best Practices to Avoid Revenue Disruption

In this seminar presented by the Fairfield County Medical Association, Cristine Vogel of VantagePoint HealthCare Advisors goes beyond the MACRA overview and examines how the MIPS score is calculated and how your practice can get the most MIPS points. Register Now...

Payment reform initiatives such as bundled payments, accountable care organizations, and patient-centered care coordination can put cash flow at risk because of the work and time involved in responding. This disruption can be avoided with proper management and oversight of the credentialing process. Read more...

HFMA Sixteenth Annual Healthcare Conference

Returning Medicare Overpayments: The Clock Is Ticking

May 23-25, 2017

Mohegan Sun Resort

Uncasville, CT

If your medical practice or institution doesn't always have a sense of urgency in returning Medicare overpayments, you may want to rethink that approach. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives Medicare new authority to recover overpayments from providers and suppliers more quickly. Read more...

Surviving a Dreaded Payer Audit - The Top Ten "To Do" List

You've just opened a letter from Medicare, Medicaid, or a third-party payer requesting copies of medical records. Now what? The best advice is to be prepared, because what you do after opening that letter could make a big difference in the outcome from both a financial perspective and a compliance perspective. Read more...

HFMA presents a top-notch agenda of education topics presented by industry experts and senior healthcare executives. This is a premiere opportunity to network, learn, and enhance your professional credentials (up to 12.5 CPE credits available). Lee Ann D’Angelo and Cristine Vogel of VantagePoint will be speaking at the event. Register now...

Mobile Devices Pose Additional Risk to Violating HIPAA Regulations

According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a whopping 58% of breaches in the medical field from 2010 to present were the result of the loss of portable electronic devices. Read more...

VantagePoint News

The Acquisition of Physician Practices Continues at Warp Speed

The volume of activity for physician practice acquisitions by hospitals has certainly increased from the late 1990s. Both hospitals and physicians are worried about the impact of health care reform on their business. Consequently, both are rushing to the table to best position themselves for what's ahead. Read more...

VantagePoint Gains NCQA Certification, Boosts Credentialing Services

New Status Brings Access to Expanding, National Markets Read More...

Provider Impact: 2015 Connecticut Laws Target Facility Fees

Appointment of information security specialist reflects industry need to reduce IT vulnerability Read More...

Laws passed in 2015 prohibiting facility fees may significantly impact the operating budgets of hospitals and health systems. This article details the key highlights of this legislation and what will be required of providers in order to comply Read more...

Provider Reporting and Certificate of Need Laws for 2015

CON and reporting laws passed in 2015 will bring impacts for physician practices, hospitals and health systems. This article details the key highlights of the 2015 legislation, as well as some of the laws that became effective in 2014, to give a broad picture of provider responsibilities.  Read more...

Connecticut Steps Up Provider Requirements for Out-of-Network Charges and More Transparency for Consumers

Laws were passed in 2015 that hold providers and health plans accountable for informing consumers. This article details how these laws impact physician practices, hospitals, and health systems as more price transparency and health information-sharing systems are established. Read more...

Case Studies

Making an Acquisition Work: From A Deal Going South, a Happy Ending Emerges

Knowing how practices and healthcare organizations operate, and how sound legal agreements can forge good relations between the two, VantagePoint helped this client turn change into opportunity. Read more...

Cutting Through The Regulatory Fog: In-Depth Analysis Mitigates Whistleblower Fallout

Billing and coding rules are often vague and difficult to interpret. VantagePoint's deep experience in this area helps client administrators navigate within the rules - and sleep better at night. Read more...

Acting For The Defense: Accused Of Fraud, A Good Doctor Is Rescued In Court

VantagePoint's keen expertise in the world of regulatory compliance serves many clients in the cause of prevention, and is sometimes tapped by client counsel as essential to a cure. Read more...

Practice Intervention: Training and "Group Therapy" Save An Ailing Partnership

When principals are in need of an organizational remedy, VantagePoint is uniquely able to invest the time, personal attention, and expertise needed to quickly put them back on the path to success. Read more...

Treating Operational Dysfunction: "First Responders" Stabilize Victim of Acute Billing Failure

To assist clients in crisis, VantagePoint is able to place members of our own staff directly within a practice, providing training and management support in all relevant areas until issues are sustainably resolved. Read more...

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