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Promoting Interoperability Hardship Exception Deadline 12-31-2020

As part of MIPS reporting for Performance Year, Eligible Providers are required to report under the “Promoting Interoperability” category (formerly known as Advancing Care which was formerly known as EHR(Electronic Health Records). For most hospital-based rehab providers, whose practice is in a free-standing rehab facility (such as Encompass Health), there is probably no capability of using an EHR system which satisfies CMS’ physician requirements – Encompass Health’s system does not meet physician reporting requirements.

In order to avoid losing 25% of points in the MIPS Scoring system, these providers can submit  a very simple Hardship Exception indicating:

-“Lack of Control over the [ . . . ]

Interviewing physiatrists – Ask unusual questions

When interviewing a physiatrist for a new job, it’s easy to ask questions off the cuff or that you’ve stored away over the years for interviews.  However, these questions are the kind that are always asked and that most interviewees have prepared answers to. That’s why you might end up with a physical medicine and rehabilitation doctor who was perfect during the interview but failed at their job.  By asking these unusual questions, not only will you get answers that more truly describe the person but you will also see how they work under pressure as they won’t have prepared [ . . . ]

3 Keys to Physiatry Contract Negotiation

One of the most damaging financial threats to your career as a physician is the possibility of inadequate compensation through complex payment formulas or a contract containing legal pitfalls that undermine future income. Low compensation and contract loopholes are two of the main reasons almost 50% of physicians leave their employers, according to the 2013 Physician Retention Survey by Cejka Search and AMGA.  From physicianthrive.com

I’ve written on this subject before and you can find these articles by using the search feature on my physiatry recruitment website. Here are some brief notes as a review of some key features of the PM&R [ . . . ]

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