Most doctors headed for penalty over Medicare quality reporting

Full Article By CHARLES FIEGL, amednews staff. Posted May 28, 2012

A large majority of doctors will set themselves up for future rate cuts by failing to participate in Medicare’s physician quality reporting system (PQRS) and failing to report enough quality measures to the federal government in 2013. A recent trends report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) shows that fewer than 200,000 physicians, out of the more than 600,000 who were eligible for the incentive program, reported PQRS measures in 2010. Continue reading

Need for MPL Insurance for Telemedicine Services Continues to Grow

Original post on May 29, 2012 by Katie at MyMedicalMalpracticeInsurance.com

A recent report commissioned by a top online medically-related website reports that up to 2 million Americans used some type of telemedicine service for their medical needs last year. As more and more physicians and medical providers go online, the need for quality medical liability insurance for telemedicine services is growing. In essence, telemedicine can allow physicians to reach clients and customers on a whole new level. The first specialty to lead the telemedicine revolution was radiology. We are also seeing growth in telepsychiatry, and family practice.

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