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Monday, November 28, 2016

I hope you had a great THANKSGIVING with family and/or friends.    We're less than 5 weeks away from 2017 and MACRA/MIPS and the amount of misinformation about it is astounding.   Seriously, people!  If you are following my advice on chronic care management and annual wellness visits - then you are already 3/4 done with getting ready for MACRA.

Oh yeah - I am NOT a proponent of achieving MACRA through the APM route.    You'll be limited to 5% and too many will not make it.  It's much easier and more certain if you go MIPS - so feel free to ask us a out it.

 By the way - next year, we're thinking seriously of taking a 4 month trip up to Alaska and back, in the RV.    If you're on the way or in Alaska.... <grin>


Comments from a seminar to an IPA in Denton, TX in September:

"I learned so much that I wasn't aware of".     Judy Price, Director - IPA of North Texas

"Very informative"     Raquel Cantu - North Texas Arrythmia

"Entertaining and knowledge of information was amazing"   Debi Goss - Advanced Eye Care

"Excellent seminar!!!"    Anita Purdue - Texas Lung Associates

"Don delivered a fun seminar but also delivered such awesome info"  Delorean Purgason - Family Med of N. TX

"Excellent presentation & useful information that can be applied immeditely"  Karen Koehler - Denton Rheumatology

"Very Enlightening and entertaining.  Thank you!"   Jill Bastak - North Texas Center for Sight

"Don is very informative.  I learned so much.  He's great"   Shannon Wilson - Denton Cardiology

"Awesome, informative, relevant and current - easy to apply his tips"   Jana Tipton - Surgery Assoc. of North TX

"I was losing my passion to fight for what is right.  Don brought IT back"   Patti Seanles Dir. Texoma Ind. Phy. IPA

"Great seminar.  Please add me to your listserv"   Misti Simms - Gang Quan Gastroenterology

"Very informative seminar"  Mini Joseph - Roy Joseph MD Gastro

"This was an A+ Seminar"   Celena Valencia - Star Nephrology

If you want us to speak for your group or IPA - let us know.    We are on an 85 day, 6000 mile journey through 22 states - so call us today at 903 871-1172 or email us at DONSELF@DONSELF.COM and we'll try to work it in on this trip if we're coming through your area.

We're also super busy signing up clients to perform CCM since the money is so darn good without the clinics having to hire nurses as CareSync does all the work.

CHRONIC CARE MANAGEMENT can increase the monthly NET profit of most solo primary care practices easily by $4,000 to $16,000 per month without:

1.   The doctor doing anything

2.   The staff doing anything

If your practice has 500 active Medicare patients, you're looking at $4,000 per month.    If you have 900, you're looking at $7500 per month or $90,000 per year by doing what Medicare wants you to do.

Yes - this is possible since CMS gave permission for physicians to have an outside service provideR.  In fact, here is what CMS has on their website "A billing physician (or other appropriate practitioner) may arrange to have CCM services provided by clinical staff external to the practice (for example, in a case management company) if all of the “incident to” and other rules for billing CCM to the PFS are met. "    Note that in the same article, Medicare explains that the incident-to rules for CCM services are "general supervision".

Don Self & Associates has teamed up with a company that provides this currently for more than 100,000 Medicare patient lives in the country.   Schedule a 15 minute phone call with Don to discuss this option.    Again - the physician has to do nothing and the office staff also has to do nothing to see this improvement in patient care and the profitability is fantastic.   Call 903 871-1172 now to schedule a time to talk to Don!

Med-Managers List Serve

FREE EMAIL FORUM Don has a FREE email listserv (forum) called MED-MGRS for medical practitioners, managers, billers, coders, reimbursement personnel. It generates several emails a day and is a great way to not only network, but also to have your questions answered for free. Check out MED-MGRS


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