Chester County Doctor Agrees to Pay Over $1.2 Million to Settle Allegations of Fraudulent Billing and Unlawful Opioid Distribution
FDA OCI, Thomas Whalen, D.O., Berwyn PA, resolve allegations, $1.2 million, fraudulent, billing, unlawful, opioid, distribution, Rheumatology Consultants, Whalen Rheumatology Group, Havertown PA, Exton PA, Wilmington DE, injections, infusion, foreign drugs, unapproved, oxycodone, health care fraud, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - September 22, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Radiation Business solutions purchases Radmax
Radiation Business Solutions purchased Radmax, a radiation oncology medical...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radmax launches billing service (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CMS: Privacy Act of 1974; Matching Program
Notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) seeking comment on reestablishing the "Do Not Pay Initiative" computer matching program between CMS and the Department of the Treasury. The program provides CMS with information from Treasury's Working System which CMS will use to identify Medicare providers and suppliers who are ineligible for Medicare enrollment; to promptly suspend or revoke the Medicare billing privileges of the identified disqualified providers and suppliers; to enable recoupment of past payments made to those providers and suppliers; to assist CMS in detecting and preventing f...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 17, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing Ambulances Drive Surprise Medical Billing
Ground ambulances have mostly been left out of federal legislation targeting"surprise" medical bills.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Emergency Medicine News Source Type: news

New Billing Code for Added COVID Practice Expense New Billing Code for Added COVID Practice Expense
The AMA has established a new CPT code for COVID response that could be used again if the United States faces a similarly serious battle against an infectious respiratory disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 11, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Has Killed Nearly 200,000 Americans. How Many More Lives Will Be Lost Before the U.S. Gets It Right?
Forty-five days before the announcement of the first suspected case of what would become known as COVID-19, the Global Health Security Index was published. The project—led by the Nuclear Threat Initiative and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security—assessed 195 countries on their perceived ability to handle a major disease outbreak. The U.S. ranked first. It’s clear the report was wildly overconfident in the U.S., failing to account for social ills that had accumulated in the country over the past few years, rendering it unprepared for what was about to hit. At some point in mid-September—perha...
Source: TIME: Health - September 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Fitzpatrick and Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized Cover Story COVID-19 feature Magazine Source Type: news

Online Therapy, Booming During the Coronavirus Pandemic, May Be Here to Stay
Mental health flows from the ceramic jug psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb keeps on her desk. There’s nothing special about the jug—a minor accessory in an office designed with the sort of tidy impersonality common to her field. And there’s no special elixir in it—just water. But all the same, the jug provides a certain kind of healing. When patients are struggling, crying, overcome in some way, Gottlieb, a Los Angeles based practitioner and author of the book Maybe You Should Talk to someone, will offer up a cup of water, pour it for them and hand it across. In that small gesture is a whole constellati...
Source: TIME: Health - August 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

CDA Announces New Endorsed Program for Dental Plan Billing Service
eAssist Dental Solutions can help dentists with obtaining timely claims payment from dental plans SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Dental Association is pleased to announce eAssist Dental Solutions as a CDA Endorsed Program that offers dentists a valuable billing service, enhancing timely claims payment from dental plans.CDAeAssist Dental Solutions CDA has been helping members navigate the dental benefits side of their practices for over a decade utilizing a dedicated, knowledgeable team and a full library of resources to educate members on how to properly complete and su...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - August 26, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

NextHealth Marketer Charged in $60 Million Kickback Scheme
Vinson Woodlee, Med Left LLC, healthcare fraud, conspiracy, kickbacks, $60 million, NextHealtlh, prescription drugs, profitable, marketer, Andrew Hillman, Semyon Narosov, billing, Medicare, TRICARE, CHAMPVA, FECA, federal Anti-Kickback Statute, AKS, FBI, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - August 24, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Notice of a final rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services updating the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2021. Makes changes to the case-mix classification code mappings used under the SNF PPS, adopts the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, and makes changes to the SNF value-based purchasing (VBP) program. Includes rural considerations throughout. This rule is effective October 1, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - August 5, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

HME Reimbursement Leader Expands into Infusion Pharmacy Market
With more than 20 years of HME experience, Prochant continues to grow by welcoming infusion pharmacy to its roster of billing and process outsourcing solutions.(PRWeb August 05, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/hme_reimbursement_leader_expands_into_infusion_pharmacy_market/prweb17300199.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - August 5, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A Hospital Forgot to Bill Her Coronavirus Test. It Cost Her $1,980.
Send us your medical bills. We ’ll use them to investigate hospital and doctor billing practices. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Kliff Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Health Insurance and Managed Care Hospitals Prices (Fares, Fees and Rates) Source Type: news

Clinical Diagnostics Laboratory in Texas Charged $2,315 for One Coronavirus Test and Later Claims High Price Was a ‘Billing Error’
Media reporting on disparities in COVID-19 test billing sparks renewed calls for increased transparency in medical laboratory test charges Recent media reports of massive disparities in the prices charged for COVID-19 lab tests throughout the United States have citizens and law makers alike again calling for increased transparency in clinical laboratory test charges. One recent […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 27, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology aetna anatomic pathology and Economic Security Act Angie Meoli Blue Cro Source Type: news

Physician Staffing Firm Faces Lawsuit Claiming Billing Fraud Physician Staffing Firm Faces Lawsuit Claiming Billing Fraud
TeamHealth is accused of fraudulent billing and practicing corporate medicine, among other claims.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - July 20, 2020 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Pathologists Bill Out-of-Network More Frequently than Other Specialties, According to Health Care Cost Institute Study
Two national studies find pathologists bill out-of-network more frequently than other hospital-based specialties, and one study links that behavior to insurer reimbursement rates Surprise bills for out-of-network services continue to be an important issue for healthcare consumers. Now comes a recently-released report from the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI) claiming that pathologists are the specialists […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - July 13, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Management & Operations anatomic pathology clinical laboratory clinical p Source Type: news

Judge tosses Trump rule on billing for abortion coverage
A federal judge in Baltimore has struck down a Trump administration rule that abortion rights advocates called a legal maneuver to restrict access but officials defended as merely following the law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Former Missouri hospital leader is charged in $1.4B billing scheme
The former CEO of a North Kansas City-based hospital operator has been charged, along with nine others, in an indictment that alleges the group participated in a $1.4 billion pass-through billing scheme at rural hospitals.   One of the affected hospitals was Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville, Mo., according to Monday's unsealed indictment. Miami entrepreneur Jorge Perez, 60, led a rural hospital empire and previously was CEO of North Kansas City-based hospital operator EmpowerHMS, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

' Compound King' of Pain Cream Sentenced in $21M Fraud'Compound King' of Pain Cream Sentenced in $21M Fraud
A federal judge in Texas has sentenced a Houston pharmacist to 10 years in prison for billing the federal workers'compensation program $21.8 million for medically unnecessary compounded pain creams and gels.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - June 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Hospital Executive Charged in $1.4B Rural Hospital Billing Scheme
Covers an investigation into a hospital executive who led a fraudulent lab-billing scheme in rural hospitals across eight states. Half of the nation's rural hospital bankruptcies in 2019 were affiliated with his empire, and many former employees went without pay to keep their hospitals afloat. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - June 30, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Piedmont Healthcare to pay $16 million to resolve federal allegations
Piedmont Healthcare will pay $16 million to settle allegations that it overcharged federal health-care programs, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday. The feds claim Piedmont, one of Atlanta's largest health systems, violated the False Claims Act by billing Medicare and Medicaid for procedures at the more expensive inpatient level of care instead of the less costly outpatient or observation level of care. The settlement also resolves allegatio ns that Piedmont paid a commercially unreasonable… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - June 25, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: David Allison Source Type: news

Mobile Device Software Companies Are Developing Smartphone Apps That Use Artificial Intelligence to Test for COVID-19, Potentially Bypassing the Clinical Laboratory Altogether
This is another example of technology companies working to develop medical laboratory testing that consumers can use without requiring a doctor’s order for the test Here’s new technology that could be a gamechanger in the fight against COVID-19 if further research allows it to be used in patient care. The goal of the researchers involved […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 19, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing A Source Type: news

Senate bill seeks to cement telehealth ’s place in care landscape
The bill includes measures around telehealth services, out-of-network billing and scope of practice, according to a summary. It also directs a pair of state agencies, the Health Policy Commission and the Center for Health Information and Analysis, to analyze the pandemic's short- and long-term effects on the health care system's accessibility, quality and fiscal sustainability. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Katie Lannan Source Type: news

High prevalence of fentanyl detected by the Maryland Emergency Department Drug Surveillance System - Baltimore, Maryland, 2019 - Dezman Z, Schwartz B, Billing A, Massey E, Artigiani EE, Factor J, Wish ED.
The toxicology screens of many hospitals include tests for common substances of abuse, including amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cocaine, cannabis, phencyclidine, and opiates. These tests, often enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), mig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Virtual Hands on Dental Medical Billing Class
Enjoy learning from both Yvonne Dickerson and Jan Palmer and Christine Taxin over several individual workshops.We are pleased to be offering a discount of $100 for those that have already taken a course with Christine previously. If you have taken a previous course with Christine, please email Paul Taxin to get your discount code PRIOR to registering for the event.You will learn how to bill CBCT, Implants, Bone Grafting, Sleep, Trauma, and many other procedures successfully to medical insurance.We teach you how to increase your office profits without having to purchase additional costly software.We will be teaching our exa...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - June 10, 2020 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

COVID-19 Is Making America ’s Loneliness Epidemic Even Worse
Driving around her Kearney, Missouri neighborhood is both respite and torture for Kathie Hodgson. She likes seeing other people out and about; it reminds her what life was like before COVID-19. But Hodgson, a 41-year-old teacher who lives alone after a recent divorce, says seeing happy families playing in their yards or walking their dogs can also send her plunging deep into a spiral of loneliness. “You know, as much as I have valued my independence in the past year, it’s finally hitting me that I would like to curl up on the couch with somebody at night,” Hodgson says. The irony, Hodgson says, is she wa...
Source: TIME: Health - May 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Hern ández: Billing late-night Korean baseball as the return of live sports on TV is a stretch
Desperate for viewers while the country is shut down, ESPN gambled that fans are in such need of live competition that they'd watch late-night Korean baseball. (Source: L.A. Times - Health)
Source: L.A. Times - Health - May 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dylan Hern ández Source Type: news

Maharashtra caps treatment charges at private hospitals
The order, passed under the Disaster Management Act, comes amid complaints about several trust-run and private hospitals in the state and the city of Mumbai denying treatment to Covid-19 and other patients, and excess billing against some others that have still been admitting patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Billing Basics for Telemedicine
With the expanded use of telehealth amid COVID-19, it's important that those who are new to it understand how to bill correctly. Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti explains. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Billing Basics for Telemedicine New Billing Basics for Telemedicine
With the expanded use of telehealth amid COVID-19, it's important that those who are new to it understand how to bill correctly. Coding expert Betsy Nicoletti explains.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Surprise Billing Found for Visits to Ambulatory Surgery Centers
MONDAY, April 27, 2020 -- After insurer payment, potential surprise bills to patients for out-of-network providers occur in 8 percent of episodes at in-network ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs), according to a report published online April 15 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Behavioral health providers ask state for financial help during Covid crisis
They are requesting a flat monthly payment based on previous billing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Behavioral health providers ask state for financial help during Covid crisis
They are requesting a flat monthly payment based on previous billing. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 22, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Most patients undergoing ground and air ambulance transportation receive sizable out-of-network bills - Chhabra KR, McGuire K, Sheetz KH, Scott JW, Nuliyalu U, Ryan AM.
"Surprise" out-of-network bills have come under close scrutiny, and while ambulance transportation is known to be a large component of the problem, its impact is poorly understood. We measured the prevalence and financial impact of out-of-network billing i... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Billing for NP Services: FAQs for Physicians Billing for NP Services: FAQs for Physicians
Answers to common NP billing questions from healthcare attorney Carolyn Buppert.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

Radiology volume, research will take COVID-19 hit
The COVID-19 pandemic will adversely affect imaging volume, cancer treatment,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Imaging data can be an asset in the fight against COVID-19 ACR posts list of resources for coronavirus outbreak U.S. House releases plan to address surprise medical billing What the Medicare AUC, CDS mandate means for radiologists CMS final rule for MPFS could cost radiology $5B (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 16, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2021. Includes proposals to make changes to the case-mix classification code mappings used under the SNF PPS, adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, and changes to the SNF value-based purchasing (VBP) program. Includes rural considerations throughout. Comments are due by June 9, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 15, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Federal COVID-19 programs can assist radiology practices
Several new pieces of legislation have been passed to address the impact of...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How can you get accelerated payments under the CARES Act? Quality Payment Program modified due to COVID-19 outbreak Telehealth rules relaxed for radiologists during COVID-19 What the Medicare AUC, CDS mandate means for radiologists Update on 'surprise billing' legislation across the U.S. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 13, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Public Inspections: CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Pre-publication notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2021. Includes proposals to make changes to the case-mix classification code mappings used under the SNF PPS, adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, and changes to the SNF value-based purchasing (VBP) program. Includes rural considerations throughout. Comments are due by June 9, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities; Updates to the Value-Based Purchasing Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2021
Pre-publication notice of a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeking comments on updates to the prospective payment system (PPS) for skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) for fiscal year 2021. Includes proposals to make changes to the case-mix classification code mappings used under the SNF PPS, adopt the most recent Office of Management and Budget (OMB) statistical area delineations, and changes to the SNF value-based purchasing (VBP) program. Includes rural considerations throughout. Comments are due by June 9, 2020. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 13, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Concept to Application Perioperative Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Concept to Application
This review focuses on the varied applications of point-of-care ultrasound for the general anesthesiologist, and touches upon training, certification, and reporting and billing.Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Because of the COVID-19 Outbreak, AACC Reschedules Its Annual Conference to December in Chicago and Executive War College Reschedules Its Conference in New Orleans to July
Two major clinical laboratory conferences reschedule, as the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic continues to disrupt long-planned events; Many labs are losing money as fewer patients visit physicians This week, the ongoing Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic was responsible for two important developments in the clinical laboratory industry. Both involved the rescheduling of major annual […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 8, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Digital Pathology Instruments & Equipment International Laboratory News Laboratory Hiring & Human Resources Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Manageme Source Type: news

Collaboration Uses AI to Expand Medical Imaging Services
Nanox Imaging has struck a partnership with Qure.ai that could have an impact on medical imaging. The Neve Ilan, Israel-based company said it will integrate Qure.ai’s diagnostic solution into the Nanox.CLOUD platform. Nanox said it is working to expand the range of medical imaging services it intends to provide to improve the accessibility and affordability of early-detection services. The Nanox.CLOUD is designed to provide an end-to-end medical imaging service, including services such as image repository, radiologist matching, online and offline diagnostics review and annotation, connectivity to diagnost...
Source: MDDI - April 7, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Software Business Source Type: news

How to Bill for Nurse Practitioners How to Bill for Nurse Practitioners
Unclear on billing rules for nurse practitioners? A healthcare attorney breaks it all down.Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

How can you get accelerated payments under the CARES Act?
Are you eligible for accelerated payments under the CARES Act, the new law...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Quality Payment Program modified due to COVID-19 outbreak Telehealth rules relaxed for radiologists during COVID-19 What the Medicare AUC, CDS mandate means for radiologists Update on 'surprise billing' legislation across the U.S. Video from RSNA 2019: Get ready for changes to radiology billing in 2020 (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

North Carolinian medical billing startup PatientPay lands $6.15M
The round was led by Mosaik Partners, and will be used to grow PatientPay's product line.   (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - April 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Hospitals Got $100 Billion in the Stimulus Package. But A Lot of That Could Go Toward Administrative Costs
Hospitals have spent the past few weeks racing to respond to the growing COVID-19 crisis, supplementing shortages of equipment, calling back retired personnel, and transforming entire hospital wings to care for infected patients. So when Congress included $100 billion in the stimulus package passed last week to help hospitals and other health care providers address the pandemic, it was seen as much-needed assistance. But that’s not the whole story, health care experts say. Due to the patchwork nature of the U.S. health care system, a huge chunk of those emergency funds likely won’t go to lifesaving care or equi...
Source: TIME: Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Telehealth rules relaxed for radiologists during COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Medicare has temporarily opened up the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: What the Medicare AUC, CDS mandate means for radiologists Update on 'surprise billing' legislation across the U.S. Video from RSNA 2019: Get ready for changes to radiology billing in 2020 How Medicare's final rule for 2020 will affect radiologists What radiologists need to know about upcoming ICD-10 changes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Tech enabled medical billing company Inbox Health raises $3.5M
Healthy Ventures was the lead investor this round,with participation from Collaborative Fund. Commerce Ventures, Connecticut Innovations, I2BF Global Ventures and StartUp Health. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 23, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

COVID-19 Testing Is Supposed to Be Free. Here ’s Why You Might Still Get Billed
Jena Starkes is pretty realistic about the challenges she faces when confronting COVID-19: it could get rough. The 45-year-old lives with her 81-year-old mother in Brooklyn, and in recent days, as the outbreak has worsened, she felt there was not much they could do. “If I get it and I give it to her, it is unlikely that she would survive,” Starkes says. But, she adds, because she doesn’t have insurance for herself — and can’t afford out-of-pocket hospitalization — her own health is hardly secure either. “If I get it bad, I would probably just die,” she says. “What...
Source: TIME: Health - March 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Rivet Health's revenue cycle management, pricing transparency tech draws $8.25M from investors
The Series A round will help the Salt Lake City startup solidify its role as an end-to-end patient-billing suite. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 19, 2020 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news