First steps toward APM participation for radiologists
There's no doubt that Medicare's payment for physician services is moving toward...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How important is the MIPS cost category to radiology? Are you ready for Medicare's value modifier adjustment for 2018? Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 25, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Brookwood Baptist faces CMS scrutiny over incident in psychiatric unit
Brookwood Baptist Medical Center is facing scrutiny from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services over an incident in the hospital's psychiatric unit. The hospital could face a loss of Medicare billing privileges unless the issues are correct. According to a spokesperson from CMS, the issue stemmed from an April incident in which a psychiatric patient was physically restrained by hospital staff. The patient later suffered cardiac arrest and die d. CMS said the staff failed to utilize proper… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Tyler Patchen Source Type: news

ClearCare launches API to connect home care to healthcare
Home care technology company ClearCare has launched Home Connect API, a new technology that will allow home care agencies to connect directly to health plans and hospitals for referrals, care management, and billing. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

LifeBridge Health reports data breach that could affect 500,000 Marylanders
Baltimore health care system LifeBridge Health has reported a cybersecurity breach that could affect the personal data of more than 500,000 Maryland patients. The breach occurred more than a year ago and could have affected patients' registration information, billing information, electronic medical records, social security numbers and other data. The health system has mailed letters to the potentially affected patients to alert them of the breach. In a notice to all patients, LifeBridge said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

LifeBridge Health reports data breach that could affect 500,000 Marylanders
Baltimore health care system LifeBridge Health has reported a cybersecurity breach that could affect the personal data of more than 500,000 Maryland patients. The breach occurred more than a year ago and could have affected patients' registration information, billing information, electronic medical records, social security numbers and other data. The health system has mailed letters to the potentially affected patients to alert them of the breach. In a notice to all patients, LifeBridge said… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 22, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Morgan Eichensehr Source Type: news

BCBSNC to remove NC hospital from its network
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will remove LifeBrite Community Hospital of Stokes, located in Danbury, from its network in three months and has filed a lawsuit accusing the facility of "fraudulent" laboratory billing practices. LifeBrite Community Hospital, a 99-licensed bed hospital, will be removed from the insurance company's network on Aug. 21, Blue Cross NC said Thursday. In court documents filed this month, Blue Cross NC said LifeBrite has engaged "in a fraudulent scheme to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Billing for More Than 24 Hours a Day
(MedPage Today) -- Colorado physician still eligible for payments after Medicare kerfuffle (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - May 18, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

BCBSNC to remove Triad hospital from its network
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina will remove LifeBrite Community Hospital of Stokes, located in Danbury, from its network in three months and has filed a lawsuit accusing the facility of "fraudulent" laboratory billing practices. LifeBrite Community Hospital, a 99-licensed bed hospital, will be removed from the insurance company's network on Aug. 21, Blue Cross NC said on Thursday. In court documents filed this month, Blue Cross NC said LifeBrite has engaged "in a fraudulent scheme… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 17, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Wolf OKs clinical research on medical marijuana at 5 universities in Philadelphia
Eight of Pennsylvania ’s universities have received the go-ahead to start studying medical marijuana. Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is billing the move as the commonwealth’s “first step toward clinical research” on the drug. The eight medical universities and colleges selected are Drexel University College o f Medicine; Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University; Penn State College of Medicine at Hershey; Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University; Perelman School… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Katie Meyer, WITF Source Type: news

More Kids Are Attempting and Thinking About Suicide, According to a New Study
The number of kids hospitalized for thinking about or attempting suicide doubled in less than a decade, according to a study published Wednesday in Pediatrics. In 2008, 0.66% of all U.S. children’s hospital visits were due to either suicide attempts or suicidal thoughts, also known as suicide ideation. By 2015, according to the study, that number had jumped to 1.82%, with rates rising across age groups and demographics. The largest increases were seen among adolescents between two age groups — 15 and 17, and 12 and 14 — according to the study. Increases were also higher among girls than boys, the study sa...
Source: TIME: Health - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Mental Health/Psychology onetime Source Type: news

Health insurers seek to reclaim millions lost in rural hospital billing schemes
Rural hospitals across the U.S. are closing at the highest rates in decades. Desperate to stay open, some hospitals got caught in dubious billing schemes. Jim Axelrod reports with new information on the CBS News investigation. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why don't patients show up for imaging exams?
Why don't patients show up for scheduled imaging exams? A study published May...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients want more imaging info -- and before their exams One-third of MRI exam time is wasted Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism Education enlightens patients to radiologist's role MRI training improves performance, patient satisfaction Improving the patient experience benefits everyone (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Qualified Medicare Beneficiary Program Billing Requirements Call
June 6, 2018 1:30-3:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Envision accuses insurers of 'tactics that fuel conflict'
The nation ’s health care reimbursement system is broken and Envision Healthcare is ready to shine a light on its flaws. That was the message from Envision CEO Chris Holden during the company’s first-quarter earnings call Tuesday, in which he pledged his company’s commitment to end patient confusion ove r health insurance coverage and billing practices — much of which he blamed on insurance companies. “We strongly believe payers, regulators and providers must work collaboratively,” Holden… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

Envision accuses insurers of 'tactics that fuel conflict'
The nation ’s health care reimbursement system is broken and Envision Healthcare is ready to shine a light on its flaws. That was the message from Envision CEO Chris Holden during the company’s first-quarter earnings call Tuesday, in which he pledged his company’s commitment to end patient confusion ove r health insurance coverage and billing practices — much of which he blamed on insurance companies. “We strongly believe payers, regulators and providers must work collaboratively,” Holden… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 8, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Joel Stinnett Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare Program; Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) Proposed Rule for FY 2019, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, and SNF Quality Reporting Program
Notice of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule to update FY 2019 payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) under the prospective payment system. Also includes updates to the SNF Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program, among other things. Comments on the proposed rule are due by June 26, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - May 8, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic implements Epic electronic health record at its Rochester campus
(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic continues its move to a single, integrated electronic health record and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Rochester campus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic implements Epic electronic health record at its Rochester campus
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? Mayo Clinic continues its move to a single, integrated electronic health record and billing system with the implementation of Epic at its Rochester campus. Epic, which went live in Rochester on Saturday, May 5, replaces multiple electronic health record systems that had been in use. Epic has been built to meet the [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 7, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Comparative Billing Reports CBR201804 Webinar
June 6, 2018 3:00-4:00pm ET. (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - May 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) Proposed Rule for FY 2019, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, and SNF Quality Reporting Program
Pre-publication notice of a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services proposed rule to update FY 2019 payment rates for skilled nursing facilities (SNF) under the prospective payment system. Also includes updates to the SNF Quality Reporting Program and Value-Based Purchasing Program, among other things. The proposed rule will officially be published in the Federal Register on May 8, 2018 and comments are due by June 26, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 30, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

KFF Study Finds HDHPs and Increased Cost-Sharing Requirements for Medical Services are Making Healthcare Increasingly Inaccessible to Consumers
Though ACA reforms may have slowed healthcare spending, rapidly increasing deductibles and cost sharing requirements have many experts questioning if patients can afford care at all, despite the increased availability of insurance coverage Much of the debate surrounding efforts to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has centered on premiums as a central […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 20, 2018 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Coding, Billing, and Collections Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing ACA Affordable Care Act anatomic pathology CDC cen Source Type: news

New physician-owned radiology partnership assembled
Charlotte Radiology and healthcare investment firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: MedInformatix gets RIS install in NC Ikonopedia installs breast imaging software in NC New radiology billing firm formed Technology Partners wins Charlotte Radiology contract (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 5, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

New service tracks incidental lung nodules on CT scans
One of the thorniest problems in medical imaging is reporting and tracking...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How important is the MIPS cost category to radiology? Are you ready for Medicare's value modifier adjustment for 2018? Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 4, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Billing Costs, Complexities for Physicians Called'Absurd'Billing Costs, Complexities for Physicians Called'Absurd '
This study pegs the annual total cost of challenged revenue from all payers at perhaps as much as $54 billion.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Elmcroft pays $5 million to settle dispute with federal government
Elmcroft Senior Living Inc. will pay millions to the federal government to settle a lawsuit that alleges fraudulent Medicare billing at a Louisville facility. The company agreed to pay $5.2 million by April 6 to resolve a case that alleges Elmcroft violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims for payment to Medicare, according to a news release from U.S. Department of Justice. The false claims to Medicare allegedly happened at the 128-bed Oaklawn Health and Rehabilitation Center,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

The Guardian view on intelligence genes: going beyond the evidence | Editorial
‘Hereditarian’ science seeks to link genetics to cleverness and could have profound changes on the social policy debate. That would be wrongHumans are fascinated by the source of their failings and virtues. This preoccupation inevitably leads to an old debate: whether nature or nurture moulds us more. A revolution in genomics has poised this as a modern political question about the character of our society: if personalities are hard-wired into our genes, what can governments do to help us? This is a big, creepy “if” over which the spectre of eugenics hovers. It feels morally questionable yet claims ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 1, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Genetics Biology Science World news Education Source Type: news

Swedish and Providence settle vendor billing lawsuit with Washington state
CellNetix Pathology& Laboratories billed more than 6,400 Premera-insured patients at out-of-network rates, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in his lawsuit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Swedish and Providence settle vendor billing lawsuit with Washington state
CellNetix Pathology& Laboratories billed more than 6,400 Premera-insured patients at out-of-network rates, Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson said in his lawsuit. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Digital health news briefs for 3/28/2018
Patient engagement software company Relatient has launched MDpay, a patient-facing payment web and mobile platform. The service accepts all major credit or debit cards as well as Apple and Google Pay, and includes an integrated dashboard for billing managers, easy-to-respond electronic statements that don ’t require a user account, and other accommodations. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 28, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Book Review: The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory
I came across the polyvagal theory some time ago in my ongoing study of finding ways to help people recover from trauma. I have come to realize that there is so much to this theory that pervades all of our behavior and feelings. Stephen Porges’ polyvagal theory is truly phenomenal. Porges’ book, The Pocket Guide to the Polyvagal Theory: The Transformative Power of Feeling Safe is another in the Norton series on interpersonal neurobiology and was written to give a nontechnical overview of the theory. It is organized in the form of edited interviews and conversations, mostly with Ruth Buczynski of the Nation...
Source: Psych Central - March 28, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Stan Rockwell, PsyD Tags: Book Reviews Neuroscience Psychiatry Psychological Assessment Psychology PTSD Trauma eastern philosophy Polyvagal Theory Psychophysiology Source Type: news

Acuity Link, Cataldo Ambulance Service partner to enhance Boston area non-emergency transport service
BOSTON – Acuity Link, a provider of software solutions used to automate and optimize non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), and Cataldo Ambulance Service, the leading medical transportation provider in the Northeast U.S., have partnered to enhance the medical transportation operations for multi-level health care systems and patients. Cataldo will begin utilizing Acuity Link’s transportation logistics software to coordinate its non-emergency transportation operations, which h will provide improved efficiency, transparency and end-results for the health care entities serviced by the company and their pa...
Source: JEMS Operations - March 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Acuity Link, Cataldo Ambulance Service partner to enhance Boston area non-emergency transport service
BOSTON – Acuity Link, a provider of software solutions used to automate and optimize non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT), and Cataldo Ambulance Service, the leading medical transportation provider in the Northeast U.S., have partnered to enhance the medical transportation operations for multi-level health care systems and patients. Cataldo will begin utilizing Acuity Link’s transportation logistics software to coordinate its non-emergency transportation operations, which h will provide improved efficiency, transparency and end-results for the health care entities serviced by the company and their pa...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - March 28, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ambulances & Vehicle Ops Industry News Source Type: news

Telemedicine: Coding, Billing and Compliance for Hospitals and CAHs
April 10, 2019 10:30am-12:00pm ET.(Louisiana Hospital Association) (Source: HSR Information Central)
Source: HSR Information Central - March 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New budget revives pass-through status of radiotracers
New budget legislation signed last week by President Donald Trump will reverse...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI urges CMS to classify radiotracers as drugs Artificial intelligence guides lower PET tracer dose SNMMI achieves policy change for wastage billing PBS report targets price hike for V/Q radiotracers Radiopharmaceuticals market slated for strong growth (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

March 2018 PWW Xi Leadership Conference Kicks Off in Las Vegas
  Doug Wolfberg speaks at the March 2018 PWW XI leadership Conference in Las Vegas. Photos courtesy PWW Media The PWW Media XI Leadership Conference took place Tuesday, March 20 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.  XI: The Executive Institute, is a one-day workshop with sessions tailored for EMS industry executives, chiefs, top-level managers, owners and leaders interested in high-level views and discussions about reimbursement, compliance, privacy, leadership and human resource management.    Steve Wirth talks distraction destruction in the leadership track. XI was previously...
Source: JEMS Administration and Leadership - March 21, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: Administration and Leadership Source Type: news

Md. providers settle claims over ultrasound billing
Five healthcare providers in Maryland have agreed to settle U.S. government...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Pittsburgh radiologist charged in opioid case Ohio doctors indicted for unnecessary imaging tests VA, CMS team up to tackle healthcare fraud Beverly Hills radiologist convicted in kickback scheme How to avoid radiology claim denials: Medical necessity (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How important is the MIPS cost category to radiology?
The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services threw a surprise into the...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are you ready for Medicare's value modifier adjustment for 2018? Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Protection from out-of-network doctor charges to be part of House health care bill
Consumer protections around out-of-network billing are among the most long sought-after aspects of the bill, details of which were outlined by House Speaker Robert DeLeo at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Friday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - March 18, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Protection from out-of-network doctor charges to be part of House health care bill
Consumer protections around out-of-network billing are among the most long sought-after aspects of the bill, details of which were outlined by House Speaker Robert DeLeo at the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce on Friday. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 18, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Are you ready for Medicare's value modifier adjustment for 2018?
The results are in from a survey of U.S. healthcare practices and their degree...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Don't delay planning for Medicare decision-support rules What radiologists should know about 2018 MIPS changes Coding and billing considerations in interventional radiology How 2018 coding changes will affect radiology practices Are virtual groups an option for radiologists reporting MIPS? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 13, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Magistrate Judge Finds Disability Claimant Entitled To Reduced Fee Award
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. - A New York federal magistrate judge on Feb. 28 recommended that a disability claimant be awarded attorney fees and costs of approximately $168,000, rather than more than $500,000 requested by the claimant, because the billing hours submitted by the claimant's attorneys appeared to be excessive (Janet Solnin v. Sun Life and Health Insurance Co., et. al., No. 08-2759, E.D. N.Y., 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 33823). (Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News)
Source: LexisNexis® Mealey's™ Disability Insurance Legal News - March 12, 2018 Category: Medical Law Source Type: news

Childhood Opioid Overdoses Nearly Doubled In Last 10 Years
Child hospitalizations due to opioid overdoses nearly doubled between 2004 and 2015, according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics. Attempts to curb opioid use among adults have not curtailed this troubling trend, the authors say, and more efforts are needed to reduce opioid ingestion—both intentional and accidental—in kids. For the new study, researchers examined billing records from 49 children’s hospitals in 27 states and the District of Columbia. They found that between 2004 and 2015, there were a total of 3,647 opioid-related hospitalizations in 31 different hospitals. The percentage of those ch...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

Pediatrician Arrested, Accused of Giving Kids Partial Vaccines Pediatrician Arrested, Accused of Giving Kids Partial Vaccines
A Florida physician is charged with Medicaid fraud in light of allegations including false billing and giving kids partial vaccinations. The state estimates 500 kids may need to be revaccinated.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Turner Imaging secures seed funding
Turner Imaging Systems has secured seed funding from imaging services provider...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: RadNet signs with Southern California firm to expand reach RadNet acquires equity stake in Medic Vision RadNet wins HHS award for simplifying billing RadNet posts Q2 revenue increase RadNet, Imaging Advantage team up (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 28, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Imaging fees are high for privately insured patients
Patients with private insurance often have to pay high out-of-pocket fees for...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Patients want imaging price information Patients with co-pays less likely to choose DBT Radiology billing must adapt to patient consumerism How do high-deductible health plans affect radiology? Are patients getting the imaging they pay for? (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

STRAND Announces Proclaim Billing for Clinical Pharmacist
Proclaim is the Clinical Pharmacist Solution for Billing and Reimbursement(PRWeb February 23, 2018)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/02/prweb15243264.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Billing Costs Consume 14.5% of Primary Care Visit Revenue Billing Costs Consume 14.5% of Primary Care Visit Revenue
A time-based study in a large academic center with a certified EHR shows that for each PCP, it takes $99,000 in administrative work per year just to get paid. For emergency department visits, billing was 25.2% of revenue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Academy of Laser Dentistry ’s Upcoming Annual Meeting Features an Abundance of Dental Team Training
Discussion:“Straight Talk on Diode Lasers: Scientific and Practical Rationale for Clinical Dentistry” moderated by Georgios Romanos, PhD, DDS. Periodontology, Stony Brook University“The more the dental team knows about laser technology and the business of dentistry, the better the health of your patients and practice, explains Siminovsky, “The ALD supports our valuable auxiliary team members with outstanding presenters and topics.”·      Lecture:“What to Say to Get the Pay- Coding, Billing, Scripting,” presented by Karen S. Parker, RDH, BSDH&mid...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - February 20, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Hospital charges for outpatient cancer care highly variable, Medicare billing records show
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) An analysis of recent Medicare billing records for more than 3,000 hospitals across the United States shows that charges for outpatient oncology services such as chemo infusion or radiation treatment vary widely and exceed what Medicare will pay by twofold to sixfold. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news