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June 27, 2018
by Simon Hughes

Lessons I learned from 35 years in healthcare

When I graduated from Duke with a Master’s Degree in Public Policy, one of my professors advised me that the best way to ensure a challenging and rewarding career was to work in a policy area that was always changing. It appears I chose well, as it’s hard to think of another industry that changes […]

April 3, 2018
by Simon Hughes

To empower an underserved population, the pharmacy meets Patients at the Barbershop

Access to wellness is far from equal, varying based on where you live, what you earn, and the color of your skin. One population that modern healthcare has been failing is black men, who have an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure, which can cause strokes and heart attacks. Roughly half of Americans with high […]

January 26, 2018
by Simon Hughes

A much-deserved retirement for Cameron M. Cox, Jr.

January 1, 2018, was a bittersweet day – a sad day for me professionally but a fantastically happy day personally. This date marked the official retirement of my father and a great mentor, Cameron Cox, Jr. As a kid, I remember my dad leaving the house before sunrise. Cam Jr. has always been an incredibly […]

November 15, 2017
by Simon Hughes

MSOC sponsors Durham Rescue Mission in remembrance of Emily Bearden

Today we remember our dear friend and coworker, Emily Bearden, as we give back to the Durham Rescue Mission. Emily was a former employee at MSOC Health, and it’s the 10th anniversary since she passed in 2007. MSOC sponsored both the men’s and women’s divisions of the Durham Rescue Mission. November 15 was her birthday, […]

May 30, 2017
by Simon Hughes

11 Ways Small Practices Can Comply with MACRA

CMS has deemed 2017 a transitional year for MACRA compliance, allowing a “Pick Your Pace” program that includes testing and partial participation options. This flexibility will likely disappear completely in 2018 though, and anything less than full participation may result in practices receiving up to a four percent negative payment adjustment on 2020’s Medicare Part […]

October 17, 2016
by Simon Hughes

Micro-hospitals could prove financial boon and salvation to healthcare systems

So-called “micro-hospitals”–acute care facilities with six to 10 beds–could actually prove to be big moneymakers for healthcare systems. The Indianapolis Business Journal has reported that such hospitals can allow healthcare systems to bypass site neutrality rules that prohibit billing at inpatient rates if a facility is located more than 250 feet from an acute care […]

August 17, 2016
by Simon Hughes

MSOC offers healthcare practice management webinars to move you toward compliance

The MIPS program combines parts of the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), the Value Modifier (VM or Value-Based Payment Modifier), and the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) incentive program into one single program. In the near future, providers will be measured on quality, resource use, clinical practice improvement, and meaningful use of certified EHR technology. How this is all going to work […]

July 26, 2016
by Simon Hughes

Did you know that MSOC Health provides top-notch speakers who can present to your healthcare organization?

For example, our president, Cameron Cox, is a regular keynote speaker for leading industry groups like MGMA, HFMA and medical societies across the U.S. Presenting on healthcare industry topics dealing with the business side of medicine, he has sound advice to help hospitals and practices develop strategically, understand emerging regulatory requirements, and better manage their […]

December 2, 2015
by Simon Hughes

Animated Video: Health of the Healthcare System

A new animated video on the Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker provides an engaging “check-up” of the nation’s health system, addressing questions of whether it’s getting better or worse and how it compares to other countries. Health of the Healthcare System, produced by the Kaiser Family Foundation, draws on the most up-to-date, reliable data to offer an […]