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Get actionable, authoritative and operational guidance from Part B News, the leading industry information source for practice managers and physicians.

Each week Part B News brings you comprehensive Medicare Part B regulatory coverage, plain-English interpretive guidance, Fee Schedule updates, claims filing strategies, coding, documentation and payment best practices, and the latest on Congressional health care deliberations and how they affect your practice.

As a Part B News subscriber, each week you will receive: 

  • Advance notice of changes in Medicare Part B reimbursement rules so you can prepare to comply.
  • Guidance on how to get your claims paid to get all the Medicare Part B dollars you are legally entitled to.
  • Plain-English interpretation of policy changes and documentation requirements so you can avoid fraud and abuse violations.
  • Benchmarks to assess practice performance and identify opportunities and obstacles.


Your one-year subscription includes: 

  • 48 weekly issues, packed with the most up-to-date Medicare news and expert billing and reimbursement strategies to collect every dollar you deserve.
  • 24/7 access to Part B News Online, with continuous updates on Medicare policy changes. Download time-saving tools from the online library. And search through back issues and our up-to-date library of official CMS transmittals, rules and reports.
  • Ask a Part B News Expert – Subscribers ask their toughest practice management, billing, coding and payment questions to get clear, concise answers for free by our experts. 
  • Part B Benchmarks – Specialized data and analysis to help you assess your performance, identify new revenue opportunities and spot obstacles that may impede growth.
  • Medical practice compliance insights - Mix cutting edge news with practical, how-to information to identify, assess and mitigate the non-compliance with Medicare rules and regulations that could lead to charges of fraud and/or abuse. Special areas of focus include HIPAA, Stark-self referral rules, OIG inspections and more.
  • Twice-weekly e-newsletters – Receive concise, easy-to-digest, actionable guidance and updates on practice management tactics, coding best practices and billing tips to keep you on your toes and entire staff well-trained.
  • Breaking News Alerts – Be the first to know about big changes impacting your practice and adapt quickly with Breaking News Alerts sent directly to your inbox as news happens.
  • AAPC and BMSC CEUs – Earn 0.5 American Academy of Professional Coders CEU per issue (up to 12.0 per year) by correctly answering questions based on Part B News articles. You can also earn 1.0 Board of Medical Specialty Coding & Compliance CEU per review or scenario that you submit from reading Part B News articles.


When you subscribe to Part B News, your investment is backed by an ironclad, 100% Money-Back Guarantee – If Part B News doesn’t provide you with cost-control measures and revenue boosting tips to help you collect every dollar your practice has earned, return your purchase within 60 days from receipt for a full refund — no questions asked.

Start your subscription today!

Why Should I Subscribe?

In a time of constant regulatory change, your practice needs to stay informed to stay compliant with CMS’ ever-changing rules and keep every dollar billed.

Industry changes can happen overnight ... are you in the know?

Medicare policy is ever-changing and Part B News keeps readers informed on the need-to-know regulatory areas of coverage, including updates to: Medicare physician fee schedule; CPT and ICD-10 coding; Correct Coding Initiative; E/M services; Office of Inspector General; Quality Payment Program; Comparative Billing Reports; Compliance areas (HIPAA, Stark and anti-kickback laws); regional Medicare administrative contractor policies; Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; and industry trade groups such as AMA, MGMA, AMGA.

Ensure practice managers have the correct tools to ensure success.

Part B News provides practice managers with strategies to maintain financial success, including tips for efficient and proper patient outreach and activation, plus how to address staffing concerns and compensation.

FAQ

How many issues do I receive?
Your subscription to Part B News includes 48 weekly issues, providing you with the latest Medicare policy guidance so you can keep you practice operating at peak efficiency.

Does my subscription come with additional perks?
You bet. Not only will you receive the latest updates to Medicare policy and practice management, but you will gain 24-7 access to Part B News online and its rich archive of news and guidance. Additionally, you’ll gain insider status to the editorial team, giving you the chance to ask questions and correspond in real time.

Part B News also offers expanded issues, containing up to 50% extra coverage, when important regulations come out, such as the Medicare physician fee schedule.

Who benefits from Part B News?
In a word, everyone. The industry-leading publication covers a wide array of topics that are critical to the success across your practice’s personnel – practice managers, revenue cycle managers and financial officers, coding and billing directors, compliance specialists, administrative staff and clinicians.

In addition, Part B News is now the home of compliance-centric news and how-to guidance that previously appeared in the pages of Medical Practice Compliance Alert.

Contributors

The timely coverage contained in the weekly issues of Part B News is driven by an award-winning team of reporters with a deep-seated knowledge of the medical practice industry, Medicare regulations and coverage policies.

Part B News and its editorial staff have won multiple industry awards over the years, including the prestigious “best health care/regulatory/education newsletter” from the Specialized Information Publishing Association (SIPA), now known as the SIIA Excel Awards, in 2018.

Part B News reporters frequently tap into the country’s leading authorities on Medicare policy. Frequent sources including leading law firms Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney, Hall, Render, Killian, Heath & Lyman, Epstein Becker Green, Nixon Gwilt, Freeland Cooper & Foreman LLP, Thompson Hine; consultancies SunStone Consulting, Medical Practice Consulting, Medical Coding and Reimbursement; and industry groups, such as  the AMA, MGMA, AMGA.

The Part B News editorial team includes:

Richard Scott
Content Manager, Medical Practice Group
rscott@decisionhealth.com
267-758-2404

Roy Edroso
Editor
redroso@decisionhealth.com
301-287-2250

Julia Kyles, CPC
Content specialist
jkyles@decisionhealth.com

Testimonials

“I look forward to Part B News to keeping me updated and I appreciate and oftentimes refer to the specific source documents referenced in the articles.”

Jacqueline Thelian, CPC, CPC-I, CHCA, CPMA, Medco Consultants Inc.


“It is a really good resource. It has a lot of good content and comes out in a timely manner.”

Patty Johnson, Operations & Network Manager, Integrity Health Network, LLC


“I appreciate the online resources available. They are particularly helpful to stay up to date on issues and changes.”

Marian Sipe, Manager, Revenue Cycle, Noran Neurological Clinic PA