Volume 10 Issue 1 – March 2017

Volume 10 Issue 1 March 2017

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Opportunities

Always FREE to the Job Seeker!

Practice opportunities are available in almost every region of the country.
New opportunities arise every week or two and are posted on our web site
www.farrhealthcare.com

Always FREE to the Job Seeker!

Practice opportunities are available in almost every region of the country.
New opportunities arise every week or two and are posted on our web site
www.farrhealthcare.com

Inpatient/outpatient opportunities in:
AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV,WYMedical Director, Rehab opportunities in:
AL, CA,CO-Denver, GA-Savannah, IA, IL, KS, LA, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NM,  OH, PA, RI, SC, TX-Abilene & Austin & Houston & Dallas, VA, WVInterventional pain management opportunities in:
AL, AR, CT, GA-Atlanta, IA, KS-Kansas City, LA-Baton Rouge, MI, MO-St. Louis, MN, NC-will  train if needed, NJ, NY, OK-will train, PA-Philadelphia & Pittsburgh, SC-Charleston and more, TN-will  train, TX-will train, VA-will train

Outpatient opportunities in:
AL, AR, CA, DC-OMT, IA, IL, KS, MD, MI, MN, MS (to include a Director position), NC, NJ, NY, OH-Columbus, OK-Oklahoma City, SC, TN-Memphis, TX

Skilled nursing facility opportunities in:
CO-Denver, FL, GA-Atlanta, IL, MO-St. Louis, TN-Nashville, TX-San Antonio & El Paso, VA

TBI opportunities in:
GA-Atlanta, KY-Bowling Green, MI-Detroit (or stroke), MN-Minneapolis, NC-Greenville, OH-Cleveland, TN-Knoxville

Pediatric rehab opportunities in:
MS-Jackson (Director), NC-Greenville

Sports Medicine in:
NYC, NY

SCI & research opportunities in 
DC, KS-Kansas City, OH-Cleveland

Academic Opportunities in
KS-Medical Director for Inpatient & Interventional & SCI & Sports Medicine & Outpatient Positions; MI – Stroke/BI

All EMG’s in
TN

Locum tenens in
TN

Practice Purchases in 
ND, NV, SC

BUYER FOR SOUTHEASTERN OUTPATIENT PRACTICES AVAILABLE

FEATURED PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES

MEDICAL DIRECTOR, REHAB UNIT
EUREKA, CA AREA

  • Tremendous support from the management company
  • Work with a large, not-for-profit health care system
  • Rehab is much needed in the community


STROKE OR TBI
DETROIT, MI

  • Possible career track to Residency Program Director
  • Very competitive compensation; greater than many academic programs
  • Innovative program with translational research ongoing


INPATIENT/OUTPATIENT
ST. LOUIS, MO

  • Medical co-management with hospitalists who cover all inpatients 24/7
  • Supportive environment from experienced physiatry colleagues
  • State-of-the-art facilities and equipment and experienced therapy staff

Quality Payment Program
Summary & Recommendation for Hospital-Based Physiatrists

Background
For 2017, CMS has overhauled the old PQRS reporting system, and has replaced it with the Quality Payment Program (QPP).QPP requirements were issued in the last quarter of 2016, and physiatry practices were hard pressed to learn everything required to implement the program for 2017.  Stated more bluntly, it was virtually impossible to become expert in this brand new, complex program in such a short period of time.Summary
The Quality Payment Program consists of 4 categories:
1. Quality (equivalent to old PQRS)
2. Advancing Care Information (equivalent to old EHR program)
3. Cost (not effective until 2018)
4. Improvement Activities

Each of these 4 categories will be given scores, which will then be weighted to
produce a composite score. Based upon this composite score, practices will receive a
positive or negative adjustment ranging from -4% to +4% in 2019.

– For 2017, there is a “test option” which makes it extremely easy to meet the
requirement for 2017, and thereby avoid a penalty in 2019.
– For those practices seeking to earn an incentive, data must be reported for at least
90 days.
– For those practices without an EHR, CMS will still offer the option to obtain an
exemption from EHR requirements.

Recommendation
QPP is complex, and there is a limited time frame for learning. In addition, CMS has
still not promulgated all information (EHR Exemption form still not available, and
Measure Applicability Validation options (MAV) are still not finalized). Therefore, in order
to avoid a potential penalty in 2019, it is recommended that hospital-based physiatrists
use the “test option” to meet the QPP requirement for 2017.

Details regarding QPP can be found at:: https://qpp.cms.gov

This article has been provided by Bruno Stillo, CPA, MBA, Physiatry Billing Specialists 800-835-4482, www.physiatrymedicalbilling.com, physiatrybillman@aol.com

Disclaimer
All information and recommendations provided by Physiatry Billing Specialists
Inc. (PBS), is based upon information deemed to be reliable, and PBS
shall not be liable for errors or omissions.

REMINDER – IMMEDIATE RELEASES OF NEW PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES

If you’d like to receive immediate release of new practice opportunities, please sign up at my website at www.farrhealthcare.com. The upper left hand side has a place where you can enter your email address.

About once every week or two, you will receive an email about any new practice opportunities. More information about the new practice opportunities may be found by clicking on the Openings tab on the Farr Healthcare website. Even more information is available by contacting Farr Healthcare, Inc. at farrhealth@comcast.net, 888-362-7200.

REMINDER – THANK YOU REFERRAL BONUS

As a thank you, Farr Healthcare, Inc. continues its referral bonus program.

Any doctors you refer to me for a particular opportunity who ultimately start work at that opportunity, Farr Healthcare, Inc. will provide you with a $1,000 as a thank you.  I look forward to hearing from you.

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