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Yearly Archives : 2015



Education and 23 years of experience makes Dr. Anthony Seaton an expert in his field of Ophthalmology. Dr. Seaton is known throughout the Kingsport community for his excellence and expertise in patient care and treatment options such cataract surgery and LASIK surgery. What most people don’t know about Dr. Seaton is
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There are many components of clinical research studies, but according to Dr. Morin, Director of Clinical Research at Holston Medical Group, teamwork is arguably the most crucial. Each day physicians and healthcare workers participate in innovative studies that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of patient treatment and care. Dr. Morin
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Highlands Physicians, Inc. Selects MTBC as Preferred Partner

Highlands Physicians, Inc., a leading Independent Practice Association (IPA) with more than 1,100 physician members, today announced that it has partnered with MTBC (NASDAQ:MTBC), a leading provider of fully-integrated, cloud-based healthcare IT solutions, selecting MTBC as a preferred vendor for electronic health records, practice management and revenue cycle management.Read More Reposted
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Influenza & Other Vaccine Information

As  we move in to the respiratory  season, we thought it might be helpful to provide information on influenza and pneumococcal immunizations. Below is the link to the CDC Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) site. The following statements are included on the site.  http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/vis/index.html Both influenza VISs - IIV and LAIV - have been
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70,000 Ways to Classify Ailments

Enormous expansion of codes doctors use will change paperwork, insurance, monitoring Melinda Beck Sept. 27, 2015 7:46 p.m. ET Doctors, hospitals and insurers are bracing for possible disruptions on Oct. 1 when the U.S. health-care system switches to a massive new set of codes for describing illnesses and injuries. Under the new system, cardiologists
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Welcome New Providers

Barbara J. Paterson, DO, Hospitalist Medicine (IM), Wellmont Medical Associates, Bristol and Kingsport, TN.

Amanda Jackson, NP, Nurse Practitioner under the supervision of the physicians of Northeast Tennessee Emergency Physicians, Northeast Tennessee Emergency Physicians, Kingsport, Bristol, and Rogersville, TN.

Kent Lord, MD, Orthopaedic Surgery, Watauga Orthopaedics, PLC, Kingsport and Johnson City, TN.

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Humana Medicate Advantage P4P Update

Humana finally settled up for nearly all of 2013 – the initial period of the new pay for performance contract.
The good news is all practices in that Humana contract have earned a bonus payment. Each practice that
helped us meet quality metrics and achieved cost savings by having less than a 85% medical loss ratio on
their Humana attributed patients received their pro rata share of those bonuses.

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Permanent Fix for Medicare Fees Seen

By Amy Schatz Dec. 9, 2013 7:35 p.m. ET WASHINGTON—An annual push by doctors to delay cuts to Medicare patient fees is afoot, but this time the prognosis is better for a permanent solution to the long-festering problem. The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to vote Thursday on "doc fix" legislation that
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Humana 2014 Formularies Are Posted

To any provider office that needs them, the 2014 Drug Formularies for Our Humana contracts are posted in the Office Manager Portal under Office Manager Materials. The portal is linked below for your convenience. If you cannot remember your password or have never set up an account give Joshua Lyons
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