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Have you heard about MACRA?

MACRA is the law that congress passed regarding Medicare in 2015. I found out about the new legislation a couple weeks ago. And, I have to tell you guys, I am not excited. 

There are going to be a LOT of changes coming for providers once the law goes into effect in 2019 and small practices will be bearing a considerable burden. 

But you all know that I would not be posting scare tactic articles here about something that won’t happen for over two years. So, the statistics that determine whether your providers (or you, if you are a provider) are going to get penalized up to 9% are going to be drawn from self reported data from 2017.

That means that in order not to be penalized in 2019, you and your providers need to make changes as of the 1st of the year. In two months.

New Generation and our sister company, J&J Billing, Inc. are putting on four free one hour trainings. Normally we charge for our webinars, but it is so important that providers know about MACRA and the changes that are coming, that we are waiving the fee. So, fill this form out, and fax it back to me and I will make sure that the online classes we schedule will accommodate everyone .

MACRA Training Availability Form

Fax (909) 367-2922

I will post the final schedule on the blog once we have all the feedback. You will need to email me to sign up for the class. I am working on a fancy-pants sign up sheet for my classes, but it is still quite a work in progress. I am a very good biller and a very bad coder. 

Seriously people, print the form, send it back. This is free. You NEED this information. Tell your friends. 

 

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Online Class Schedule

If you’ve checked out our pricing and information page, you know we have online classes available for $30 per class. In the past, I was having people call me to get the schedule, but as it turns out, that is really annoying for you guys. You would like to know why I can’t just post it on the blog. You make a very good point. So, here is the schedule for the next three months.

Date                                                                              Topic

February 5th           Billing Blue Cross/Blue Shield out of state plans in CA

February 19th          Common medical terminology and basics of billing

March 4th                 Medical necessity – What it is and why you care about it

March 18th               The global period and modifiers 24, 78, and 79

April 1st                     Reports to manage the health of your practice

April 15th                  Tips and tools for your front desk

Space is limited. Each class has spaces for 10 people so that everyone can get a chance to participate in the question and answer portion of the lesson. Please call (909) 374-2581 to reserve your spot. 

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